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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:
Prior to the start of a project, management and field personnel meet to discuss any special needs, tools or safety equipment that may be needed for that project.
Informal meetings are held on a daily basis to discuss the coming day’s work assignments and planning for safety.
Weekly tool box safety meetings are held to communicate information or address hazards, including any accidents or near misses.
The safety committee is comprised of electricians, field supervisors, office administration staff and company management. The committee meets quarterly to review all accidents, near misses, project safety issues or problems. They discuss and establish needed safety policy changes, corrective actions for specific issues, determine safety equipment needs and set requirements for additional employee training. This group attempts to be predictive rather than reactive; possible hazards and planned control methods are considered for future work.
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.