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Safety

#1 Priority

Excavation is one of the most hazardous types of work in the construction industry. VersaGrade, Inc. therefore makes its safety training and procedures a top priority. Highlights of our safety program include:

  • Safety Incentive Program with Quarterly Awards
  • Weekly Toolbox Safety Meetings with all Field Personnel including Management. Occasional expert guest speakers are used.
  • Mandatory Hard Hat, High Visibility Clothing, Hearing and Eye Protection required for all field personnel.
  • Specific Operating Procedures (S.O.P.) including Safety Hazard Analysis (S.H.A.) prior to work on tasks requiring special or unique conditions.
  • Pre-employment, Post-incident and Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Program, as well as Federal DOT Pipeline and Commercial Driver Testing.
  • OSHA 10 hour certification for all employees.
  • OSHA 30 hour certification for all supervisory positions.
  • Load Securement Certification for CDL Drivers – Equipment Hauling
  • Initial One Component Transite Pipe Removal Training (Wise Consulting & Training, Inc.)
  • Confined Space Training (AGC)
  • Basic First Aid (AGC)
  • CPR (AGC)
  • Trench Safety – Shoring Applications
  • NV Energy Gas & Electric Safety Training
  • OSHA Hazard Communication Training - Safety Data Sheets (Global Harmonization System)
  • Laser Safety (AGC & Trimble)
  • Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklift) Certification (AGC)

Safety Awards

2016 - Present

  • 2016 AGC No Lost Time Accidents

2011 - 2015

  • 2013 AGC Subcontractor of the Year – Skill – Integrity – Responsibility
  • 2013 AGC Excellent Safety Record – Over 50,000 Hours Zero Incidents
  • 2013 AGC No Lost Time Accidents
  • 2012 AGC Zero Incident 10,000-50,000 Hours
  • 2012 AGC Best Safety Record Under 100,000 Hours Zero Incidents
  • 2012 AGC No Lost Time Accidents
  • 2011 AGC No Lost Time Accidents

2006 -2010

  • 2010 AGC Best Safety Record Under 100,000 Hours Zero Incidents
  • 2010 AGC No Lost Time Accidents
  • 2009 AGC No Lost Time Accidents
  • 2008 Ram Jack Fast Start Award
  • 2008 AGC Best Safety Record Under 100,000 Hours Zero Incidents
  • 2008 AGC No Lost Time Accidents
  • 2007 AGC Best Safety Record Over 100,000 Hours Zero Incidents
  • 2007 AGC S.A.F.E. Award

2001-2005

  • 2005 AGC Best Safety Record Over 250,000 Hours Zero Incidents
  • 2004 AGC No Lost Time Accidents
  • 2004 AGC Excellent Safety Record – 25% Below Division Incident Rate
  • 2004 AGC Excellent Safety Record – Over 50,000 Hours Zero Incidents
  • 2003 AGC Excellent Safety Record – Over 50,000 Hours Zero Incidents
  • 2003 AGC Excellent Safety Record – 25% Below Division Incident Rate
  • 2003 AGC No Lost Time Accidents
  • 2002 AGC No Lost Time Accidents
  • 2002 AGC Best Safety Record Over 100,000 Hours Zero Incidents
  • 2001 AGC Best Safety Record Over 50,000 Hours Zero Incidents

Certified Contractor

All employees working in or near excavations are “Certified Competent Persons” under OSHA’s Construction Industry Standard 1926 Subpart P for Excavations. VersaGrade is also a qualified Gas Backfill Contractor approved by NV Energy for natural gas service installations.