Introduction – Safety as a Value
The safety and health of each employee at Edison Power Constructors is more than a priority; it is a value that is ingrained in the way we conduct our business and live our lives.
This philosophy has been implemented companywide as our driving force. We expect complete dedication to the elimination of unsafe practices and conditions. All employees, regardless of position, will uphold this philosophy in their day-to-day activities. This is a non-negotiable condition of employment.
The Morning Meeting is a valuable part of our safety program. We complete them on every project, every day. When planned and done properly, the benefits to you individually and as a crew is well worth our investment of time and effort. Target – ZERO incidents!
The Morning Meeting
The highest ranking project staff member or General Foreman on the project is expected to conduct the meeting. The meeting should be planned in advance and include discussion around the following items: Safety topic & discussion, highlights from the previous day’s activities, and details of the work that will be performed that day. There is room on the Morning Meeting form to document people in attendance, including all foremen, safety representative, company, and/or client representatives that attend. Everyone on the project benefits from effective morning meetings.
Applying this Best Practice
Foremen will go to their crews armed with information from the Morning Meeting. Crews are usually waiting for their Foreman to give them their first directions for the day. This is an effective time to call everyone together in order to relay information from the Morning Meeting on how the job is going to go that day and what everyone’s part in it is.
The IBEW Code of Excellence is a program designed to bring out the best in our construction members and demonstrate to our customers that IBEW members: Exercise safe and productive work practices; Perform the highest quality and quantity of work; and Utilize their skills and abilities to the maximum. Effective Morning Meetings help us do that.