ARCO's Safety Program

We are dedicated not only to making the construction process enjoyable and beneficial, but to ensuring safe and injury free working environments for our associates, subcontractors and clients. We view risk management and the health and safety of each associate and subcontractor as the most important and vital to our operations.

Safety Program Objectives:

  • To eliminate accidents and injuries for all project associates and subcontractors’ associates; and to protect and preserve property from damage during the construction process
  • To maintain an excellent EMR rating. Our current EMR is .68, which is well below the industry average
  • To maintain a proactive approach to safety, which includes conducting regular health and safety training and education sessions for ARCO Associates

Safety Program Key Elements:

  • Weekly Safety “Tool Box” Talks for all ARCO and subcontractor field personnel
  • Weekly Safety Inspections – documented by the Jobsite Superintendent and Project Manager using an 80-point checklists
  • Preconstruction meetings – held with key subcontractors and project associates to review and plan upcoming project scopes, and operations to ensure project safety
  • ARCO Health and Safety Orientation-required viewing of ARCO’s safety orientation DVD, and distribution of ARCO’s health and safety handbook and acknowledgment form to project associates and subcontractors
  • Health and safety training and education for all ARCO associates including OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Construction training, fall protection, and excavation/trenching safety