Striving for Zero – Injuries – Shortcuts – Distractions

Lawrence University employees can follow the Boldt Construction example in striving for “0 zero today – injuries – shortcuts – distractions.”

Boldt Construction has been a Lawrence University construction partner for many years. Boldt states on their Website that Safe construction requires a holistic approach. “We don’t buy the idea that incidents are part of the job.” To build safely, we must focus on eliminating:   

  • Shortcuts – avoiding unintended consequences
  • Distractions – keeping focused on safe practices
  • Rework – ensuring adequate timelines
  • Near Misses – anticipating potential dangers
  • Injuries – equipping everyone to build their best life

The Occupational Safety SharePoint site is where you can locate safety awareness information about common hazards in the workplace. Once a hazard is recognized it can be analyzed so risk of injury or incident can be managed by following a hierarchy of controls.

(APPLETON, WI) On March 18, 2021- The Boldt Company has received a Platinum Safety Award from ConstructSecure, Inc. This award is presented to companies that register a safety score 95% or greater in the Safety Assessment Program administered by ConstructSecure.

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BOLDT "0" Zero Today - Injuries - Shortcuts - Distractions, Boldt worker with safety glasses, Hi-Viz vest, and hardhat (required Personal Protective Equipment when working in construction zones)
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Eye On Safety

To achieve zero injuries, we must learn to recognize hazards and control the risk of working in hazardous areas. Working around a construction site requires us to be alert to our surroundings, paying attention to safety signs posted to keep us safe.

Field Level Hazard Assessment

Learning how to identify hazards is key to working safely. Looking around at your surroundings for hazards where you going to performing a task is part of the planning process before you start working. Is the work area safe? You can use a Field Level Hazard Assessment form as a checklist for common hazards to look out for in different working environments. Once a hazard has been identified use the Hierarchy of Controls to eliminate or minimize the hazard to the lowest possible level.