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Safety

Safety of our Reno general contractors is our #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 in Reno a top priority for our general contractors. 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 Reno General Contractors

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.