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Think Safety. Work Safely.
Electricity is an important and integral part of our modern world and sometimes we forget how dangerous it can be; many people die or are seriously injured each year by electrical contact. Electricity can damage equipment and sensitive controls, it can also cause explosions and fires resulting in lost time for employees and loss of productivity for employers.
When electricians work with electricity, they put themselves in danger with nearly every task they perform. NEI Electric has made a company-wide commitment to the safety of our electricians; our electricians are not only our employees, they are our friends and our family.
Our work comp experience mod is less than 1; this alone indicates that we operate a safe company. The elements of our safety program are: planning, training, evaluation, inspection and investigation.
We believe in planning for prevention of injuries and accidents rather than waiting for the incident to occur and taking action at that point. Projecting potential hazards is done throughout all aspects of a project:
Safety training starts the first day an employee is hired by NEI Electric, safety awareness is stressed and every section of the company safety policy is reviewed with that new employee. Every field employee is given Personal Protection Equipment consisting of a hardhat, safety glasses, hearing projection and any project-specific equipment they may need before they report to the jobsite. Our company wide training program covers critical topics such as:
Safety Evaluation & Review
Larry Koenig is the Safety Director for NEI Electric. He works with field supervisors to review the safety performance on our projects and evaluates if proper procedures are being followed on an ongoing basis. For example, the safety director reviews reported use of lockout/tagout and NFPA 70E/arc-flash equipment on a weekly basis to verify that the proper equipment is being used based on the working conditions of that specific project.
A safety committee member performs a thorough inspection of each jobsite and company vehicles on a semi-annual basis or more frequent if necessary. They interview the on-site employees and review the status of all tools and equipment, the safety equipment and the safety procedures of each jobsite. The safety director communicates with the committee member and will also make jobsite inspections as needed.
If there is a jobsite injury, accident or near accident, the jobsite foreman conducts the initial investigation and prepares an incident report. All serious incidents are reported immediately to the safety director and company management, appropriate actions are taken as required. All incident reports, including actions taken and/or the results of the incident, are distributed and reviewed by the safety director and the safety committee members. The safety committee reviews every incident to look for corrective action or additional training that may be needed.