Safety

We at Southern Concrete Materials are committed to having the best Safety Program possible in our Industry. In our pursuit of Safety, we have created a Total Safety Program that has been infused into every layer of Management and Employee Relations.

Our employees are aware of just how important safety is to our overall operation, and all employees participate fully in the Safety Program. There is no excuse for sloppy or risky behavior. For this reason, we REQUIRE training and licensing in particularly dangerous activities such as Forklift Operations, Boom Truck, or Confined Space Operations.

Every employee and supervisor is rewarded with promotions, pay advances, and position advancements consistent with their safe operation of on-the-job expectations. Safety is part of everything we do and all employees know of its importance in our daily operations.

From the moment prospective employees fill out their Application for Employment and take their Safety Self Test, they know the importance of their own good safety record and its impact on their possibility for employment.

Once employed, the employees will be trained in both classroom and on-the-job training atmospheres for safety and attention to detail in their everyday duties with the company. Those who fail initial training or lack the attention to detail required by the company will be terminated from employment during their first year.

Our Safety Program is very comprehensive and requires leaders at all levels to have safety toolbox talks, weekly safety meetings, and twice-yearly formal training sessions held OFF-SITE where all employees are updated on all the most recent DOT and OSHA regulatory changes and requirements.


Safety Corner

Congratulations to the following plants for outstanding safety in 2020!

These plants were certified Gold by CRMCA and the NRMCA which means Zero injuries and Zero vehicle accidents, a truly perfect record:

 

Andrews Plant 52

Blairsville Plant 50

Brevard Plant 21

Bryson City Plant 45

Burnsville Plant 11

Franklin Plant 45

Grovestone Plant 13

Hendersonville Plant 20

McCaysville Plant 51

Naples Terminal

Salisbury Plant 73

Sherrills Ford Plant 74

Sylva Plant 41

Kerrs Hickory Plant 90

Kerrs Maiden Plant 91

⇒The Weaverville Plant 14 received the Silver Award which means incident frequency rate less than the industry average and no vehicle damage greater than $1500.

⇒The Charlotte East Plant 34, Fletcher Plant 25, Waynesville Plant 40, and Kerr Lenoir Plant 92 received the Bronze Award which means no lost time accidents and vehicle damage less than $2500.