Safety & Training
WCA is safety orientated and thrives on being a leader in safety. We are committed to:
- Safe and efficient work execution
- Protection of the environment
- The safety and welfare of our employees, the public, and the communities in which we work.
- Management commitment and leadership
- Employee commitment and participation
- The belief that all accidnets are preventable
- Execution of prevention-based safety programs
Personnel agree to follow Zero Accident Principles in all project activities, including but not limited to, selection of lower-tier contractors, planning of work exectuion, and supervision of work tasks.
The Term “Competent Person” is used in many OSHA standards and documents. An OSHA “competent person” is defined as “one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them” [29 CFR 1926.32(f)]. By way of training and/or experience, a competent person is knowledgeable of applicable standards, is capable of identifying workplace hazards relating to the specific operation, and has the authority to correct them. Some standards add additional specific requirements which must be met by the competent person.
WCA’s competent person on site for all client job sites must have the following minimum training certification conducted by qualified instructors prior to job commencement:
- OSHA 10-hour course
- First Aid/CPR training
- Fall awareness
- Trench awareness
- Electromagnetic/non-ionizing radiation awareness
- Scaffold awareness- only if scaffolds will be used at the specific site.
Any site employee engaged in these activities must be trained, whether the employee works for WCA or for a subcontractor on site!