Education and Safety Precautions
Through constant observation, Field Supervisors are fully aware of employee performance, and immediately correct practices if an individual exhibits a lack of diligence. To further assess hazards and performance, Safety Department personnel visit project sites to monitor work in progress and consult with Supervisors. Operators and laborers are required to wear appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) when situations dictate—company personnel are required to wear hardhats, safety glasses, Hi-Vis clothing and safety-toed footwear. Emergency Response Plans are in effect for all hazards to which workers may be exposed.
At Merritt’s Maintenance Facility and transport staging area, Maintenance Safety and Transport Safety Managers constantly supervise operations. Maintenance supervision includes, but is not limited to, the safe use of tools and power equipment, proper handling of fuel and lubricants and the use of PPE. Transport oversight includes the safe loading and securing of machines on trailers. Drivers are subject to wide-ranging DOT and OSHA training.