Safety Overview



  It’s not added on; it’s built in

Safety is firmly embedded in the J. F. White corporate culture and construction methodology. The Company’s exemplary safety record – and resulting multitude of safety awards – results from one of the most comprehensive safety programs in the construction industry. J. F. White believes that safeguarding the well-being of its workers and the public is its top priority.

Construction projects by their nature present an environment where people can be injured. However, accidents can be prevented, and people who constantly practice safety awareness will not be injured nor cause injury to their fellow workers. Our commitment is to make our projects and operations as safe as humanly possible.

An effective program requires site-specific planning, accountability, attitude and training. Each project is closely analyzed to identify and mitigate risks to the health and well-being of workers and the public. The development of project safety plans is particularly important in congested areas such as busy urban neighborhoods and commercial or college campuses. Environmental awareness and sensitivity to the concerns of the communities in which it works are also important elements of the Company’s safety management. Maintaining the quality of life for residents and businesses in neighborhoods impacted by construction forces for extended durations is essential to the safe progress of the work.

Every person on the worksite shares equally the responsibility to maintain a safe working environment. Foremen and superintendents are directly accountable to management for the crew’s safety. Taking corrective action on safety hazards is appreciated and encouraged at all levels of employment.

All project personnel must participate in the Company's extensive orientation program, which includes the recognition of safety and environmental health issues as project priorities. J. F. White believes that it is the Company’s responsibility to provide its workers with the tools required to implement its safety program:

  • funding of all safe practices
  • sound and practical information
  • training resources, financial incentives
  • equipment known to be operating in the safest condition possible

Please refer to the Training page in this section for a listing of applicable courses.

Of course, the Company also operates in full compliance with all safety and health regulations established by federal, state and local governments.

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