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Safety

Safety is always our priority

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#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.

Safety Program

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.
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