For a Think Safe. Work Safe.® culture, we believe in making safety personal. Whether on the jobsite or in the office, “making safety personal” means we are all accountable for promoting a safe and healthy workplace. It also means that our leadership team prioritizes minimizing risks and ensuring our people comply with our health and safety requirements. In return, this approach provides a safe environment for our employees, trade partners, owners and site visitors.
In everything we do, safety is our number one priority. The “Think Safe. Work Safe.” logo is synonymous with C.D. Smith and our commitment to safety. Found on jobsites, trucks, trailers, fence screens, shirts, hats and much more, you think C.D. Smith when you see our safety brand.
“The branding was introduced years ago as a testament to our dedication to safety,” says Joe Pausha, Safety Director. “Thousands of site safety signs and work apparel are produced and branded annually with this graphic, and we take it to heart.”
“It is more than a logo,” Joe continues. “It is a daily reminder to our teams, owners and trade partners that their safety matters to us.”
C.D. Smith Construction is committed to safety 24/7. We use proper personal protective equipment (PPE), safety gear, signage and fall protection and site inspections are a part of our daily operations. We encourage input from field crews and trade partners on safety improvements. You can learn more about our FOCUS on Safety from our September 7, 2023 post from the Beneath the Hard Hat® Press & Blog.
C.D. Smith Construction prioritizes safety with technologies like Building Information Modeling (BIM), Virtual Design + Construction (VDC), advanced Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and a company-wide commitment to building safer futures. You can learn more about the cutting-edge ADVANCEMENTS behind our safety-first culture from our February 23, 2024 post from the Beneath the Hard Hat® Press & Blog.
Construction Safety Week: Learning Demonstration with Aaron Casper | buildingmore.com 05.04.2023
CONTINUE LEARNING AND DEMONSTRATION: It’s demonstration day! Aaron Casper, a carpenter foreman for C.D. Smith Construction has safety tips for using a saw on the jobsite or at home. #ConstructionSafetyWeek #strongvoicessafechoices
1️⃣ Make sure your area is clean and your working surface is stable.
2️⃣ Make sure your blade is sharp and set to the proper depth.
3️⃣ Be mindful to avoid kickback, which is when the material the operator is cutting is propelled toward the operator at a high rate of speed.
4️⃣ Keep two hands on the saw if you can.
"I believe safety is about being forward-thinking. It is looking at the construction process and addressing potential hazards before they occur. We can keep our team members safe when we look beyond the task at hand and see the whole picture.”
Adam Kemnitz, Safety Representative
“Safety, to me, means taking responsibility for my own well-being and my coworkers. Being safe also means not taking shortcuts and constantly looking for ways to accomplish tasks efficiently while sending everyone home at the end of the day.”
Shane Olig, Ironworker Superintendent
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