Safety, Site by site.
Before anyone begins work, jobsite-specific safety training is mandatory. Cleveland employees are thoroughly informed of the particular construction site hazards, the equipment on hand for their protection, and the strategies used to work safely. An hour-long safety video provides training for general work activity as stipulated by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Each employee is then quizzed to ensure they paid close attention. Pencils up!
Training the trainer.
Through our Train the Trainer course, our managers become competent at identifying and nipping hazards at the bud so workers and the general public are never exposed to them. Our onsite managers are then responsible for communicating safety standards to subcontractors and employees.
Prior to performing any work, all subcontractors are required to view our video covering the safety policies and procedures enforced on all Cleveland jobsites.
Weekly toolbox talks.
We are always monitoring our projects in order to hold safety talks related to actual jobsite situations. At least once a week, our superintendents review jobsite specific safety topics at project coordination meetings with subcontractors and vendors. Timely “toolbox talks” are then arranged by our Safety Department and presented by Cleveland’s staff and field crew.
Job hazard analysis.
Each subcontractor is required to prepare a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) that covers their entire scope of work. Before work begins, every step related to a particular construction task is analyzed to identify potential hazards. This way, workers understand how to recognize them and mitigate them. Our superintendents are trained to lead productive JHA discussions with workers to ensure new and changing hazards are red-flagged and addressed.
This is an excerpt of Cleveland Construction, Inc.'s training video focusing on the importance of monitoring our construction sites to protect our workers and safeguard the general public. To view the complete video, please contact our Corporate Safety Director at 440-255-8000.
Cleveland superintendents participate in a two-day management development training session at our corporate office, twice a year. While the agenda includes a variety of policies and procedures, guest speakers, and management development, every seminar stresses safety compliance training with an emphasis on identifying and abating hazards.
Site-specific safety plans.
Here’s the part where we identify those atypical safety concerns as well as the party responsible for addressing them. Our electronic library (E-Binder) of safety data sheets covers every product we bring to our construction sites and keeps safety central to our plan.
View Cleveland Construction's SDS online binder
CPR/First Aid Training.
We provide third-party certified CPR/First Aid training to ensure our team is prepared to react to any situation.
ClickSafety online training courses.
Our managers take part in ClickSafety® eLearning…an OSHA-approved outreach training provider that delivers both the OSHA 10-Hour and OSHA 30-Hour safety training courses. These are great ways for our managers to refresh themselves on aspects of an upcoming job and be able to proactively update the site-specific safety plan.