We are proud of all our friends at UCI for their many accomplishments in 2018.
As a result of focused planning and performance by all of our employees, UCI had no recordable incidents in 2018. Our #1 Core Value: Safety Will Not Be Compromised, sets the tone for what we strive for each and every day which ultimately led to UCI experiencing no recordable incidents in 2018. Last year’s safety performance is also the continuation of a 13-year run of no lost-time incidents, which began in 2005.
“UCI’s commitment to safety comes from our employees. They identify the risks in front of them, plan to mitigate those risks, and communicate as those exposures change, ultimately ending each day as it began – productive and safe,” says Jeff Grier, UCI President. “We want to add to the quality of life for our team by sending them home safely every night. That’s part of the quality that our clients demand and have come to expect from UCI in every aspect of our projects, not just safety.”
Those initiatives dedicated to safety include the Work Zone Warrior™ Program, High 5™ Hand Awareness, T.A.L.K. Safety Leadership, and See it, Correct It.
Our safety record of 13 years of no lost-time incidents could speak for itself, but it doesn’t have to. At UCI, we have received the following recognition for our safety initiatives:
National First Place Construction Safety Excellence Award by The Associated General Contractors of America
This program has been an ongoing and evolving effort by AGC of America to recognize companies who have developed and implement excellent safety and loss prevention programs achieved through management commitment, employee training and participation, and program innovation.
In VPP, management, labor and OSHA work cooperatively and proactively to prevent fatalities, injuries, and illnesses through a system focused on hazard prevention and control, worksite analysis, training, management commitment and worker involvement.To participate, employers must submit an application to OSHA and undergo a rigorous onsite evaluation by a team of safety and health professionals. VPP participants are re-evaluated every 3-5 years in order to remain in the program.
One of the most important questions you should ask your construction partner is how their partner lowers their operating risks on a daily basis. That is a conversation we are excited to have with you. Contact us here with inquiries regarding our safety initiatives.