Environmental Health and Safety
Environmental Health and Safety is an integral part of risk management at Associated Asphalt. Associated Asphalt has experienced that by aligning our subcontractors, and partners with our safety ideal of Injury Free Environment (IFE), the profit margin has improved and the loss time due to accidents has declined.
IFE ( Injury Free Environment)
The I.F.E. approach strives to eliminate all worksite incidents through pre-planning construction activities with safety engagement commencing at project pursuit. These standards along with our policies, mandatory safety inspections, and training programs have created a comprehensive and effective safety organization. I.F.E. is supported by four guiding principles
Injuries are preventable
Perform a job only if it is safe
Working safely is a condition of employment
Practice and expect safe behavior everywhere, every day Standards, Policies, and Guidelines
Associated Asphalt strives to continually improve and identify risk while creating and enforcing programs to reduce that risk through a best practice, new guideline, or policy. This results in a successful track record of bridging the company’s safety standards, with the reality of on-site project operations further supporting and driving the message to all level of field and project staff.
Safety Tool Box Meetings
Toolbox Talks is a brief safety talk or meeting about a specific subject at the beginning of the shift. These are typically a brief (2-5 minute) interactive discussion meeting on something safety related. Toolbox Topics are used to cover a variety of short safety training subjects and to remind employees each day before they go to work, the importance of being safe. These toolbox talks are followed by a brief 3 min Stretch and Flex to loosen up the muscles to curb soft tissue injuries as we have realized that majority of worksite incidents are soft tissue related injuries.
Additionally, as in past years, Associated Asphalt will participate in Industry Safety Week events, which offer additional points of focus—such as fall protection and situational awareness— for conversations about safety.