Our Approach to Safety
We believe that true safety goes far beyond the written pages in a safety manual or the spoken words in a tailgate meeting. We believe that being safe is a value. A value governed by the individual, not safety officers, not manuals, not training routines. While these are important tools, safety ultimately hinges on the individual choosing to remain aware and conscious every minute of every day.
Employees are consistently trained to know and assimilate the difference between having safety knowledge and having the awareness to proactively and consciously be safe. SouthernCAT, Inc. promotes proactive safety practices through public corporate recognition programs, Certificates/Awards of Safety Excellence, and financial rewards and recognition for any employee that is actively thinking about and promoting safety in the field for our company and our clients.
Technical Approach to Safety
SouthernCAT, Inc. owns Clean Care Restoration Academy, which provides industry training in OSHA and IICRC approved certification classes. All SouthernCAT employees are part of continuous training and process improvement classes. Additionally, required training is assigned and/or verified per the findings of the completed Pre-Task Safety Plan, Hazard Preventive and Control Measures assessment. Pertinent employee training requirements are implemented in the complete Written Hazard Assessment during each of the project planning phases.
Safety begins at the top level of any operation. SouthernCAT Inc. ownership and management have cultivated a “culture of safety” as one of the pillars of our core value system. Our corporate manual is custom written to not only be informative, but also to be applicable in the field and enforce accountability to internal management, employees, and subcontractors. All employees and subcontractors are indoctrinated and held accountable to the standard of the SouthernCAT Inc. approach to safety. All employees and subcontractors are empowered to stop workflow processes at any time that they feel safety is an issue.
Hazard Communication Program
SouthernCAT Inc. has compiled and implemented a thorough hazard communication program complete with specific directives for management, training checklists, and training acknowledgement forms for employees and subcontractors.