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World Class Safety Culture

Safety First

At WWS – Safety is Mandatory. We have developed, and vigorously enforce, comprehensive workplace safety practices that ensure a safe work environment for all. Every employee, staff or crew is required to attend safety training programs and be familiar with all OSHA safety regulations and accident prevention procedures. Our safety goals are accomplished through each employee’s active involvement.

Our training center ensures all crew members are properly trained prior to deployment. Onsite, our teams are monitored and incentivized to exercise all safety regulations and accident prevention procedures with no exceptions and zero tolerance for violating safety practices.

At a minimum, each technician has the following training: AED, CPR/First Aid, NFPA70e, OSHA-10. All WWS team members undergo a background check and drug test as a condition of employment.

Safety Policies & Procedures

Job Safety and Environment Analysis (JSEA):

WWS utilizes a customized Safety Management System (SMS). Our SMS provides guidance, training, and safety protocol information for various operations.

Prior to crew deployment, an on-site inspection is conducted utilizing JSEA procedures to identify potential risks, site hazards, potential work barriers and to ensure teams have the right tools, equipment, materials, and PPE needed to conduct work in a safe, thorough, and efficient manner.

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE):

All employees are required to wear PPE during work performance. Proper PPE helps to minimize bodily injury and ensures compliance with OSHA regulations.

Stop Work Authority:

All WWS employees are empowered with the authority to stop any work if the safety of personnel or equipment is at risk. The safety of our team members is our top priority.  Every team member is trained to recognize and avoid potential hazards, and are authorized to stop work until all risk is properly mitigated.

Safety Practice Details

  • Completion of a JSA form for each job, ensuring that each employee fully understands the risks and safety concerns.
  • Employees stretch prior to beginning their job to minimize the risk of muscle strain.
  • Inspection of PPE and climbing gear conducted daily.
  • Corporate safety manager reviews all safety audit results daily.
  • Near miss reports and reviews to ensure continued best safety practices.
  • Weekly safety meetings are held to focus on general safety topics, current job hazards, and hazards that are unique to each site.
  • WWS weekly meetings with onsite supervisors to assess needs, concerns and any safety issues.
  • Leadership team reviews all weekly reports from the corporate safety manager to ensure accuracy on audit results.
  • Enforcement of company substance abuse policy including pre-employment drug and alcohol testing, and post-incident testing.

 

Safety Briefs

Know Your Limits

We often face new situations or challenging times whether at home, at work, or just in life overall. For many of us it can be hard to swallow our pride and seek out help from others when we need assistance. It’s important to understand your limits and know when you...

Heat Stress

Heat stress can be a killer on the jobsite. Deaths from heat-related issues between 2005 and 2009 rose to higher rates than any others observed during any other 5-year periods in the past 35 years. Outside of the direct consequences such as heat stroke, heat stress...

Think of the Next Person

There are many things that need to go right for a worksite or company to maintain a high level of safety and experience zero or a low number of injuries over a long period of time. One important contributor to achieving this is having employees who consider how their...

It Won’t Happen to Me

There are many excuses someone will give for not working safely. Some common excuses include: I didn’t know, I didn’t have time, I lost my PPE, nothing will happen, etc. One of the worst excuses to have for not working safe is a “it won’t happen to me” mindset. This...

Attitude & Safety

How does attitude affect your work and safety on the job? What is your attitude today? We all have days where our overall attitude could improve, but how is your attitude towards your coworkers, boss, or safety on a day to day basis? If you are generally a negative...

Moment of Truth

In customer service, a moment of truth is an instance of contact between a customer and a company that provides an opportunity to form a meaningful impression on the customer. In safety, moments of truth occur when we communicate with each other about safety. How we...

What Kind of Influence are YOU?

Regardless of your job title or the role you play at work, you influence the other individuals around you. We all have an influence on each other, whether we recognize it or want to admit it, it is true. When it comes to work and work-place safety, your actions,...

Being Client-Focused in Safety

Have you ever heard the term “client-focused”? For employees who are not in a management role, they may not give much attention to the term client-focused, but in the renewable energy industry, every employee should consider the importance of being client-focused....

Ripple Effect of Safety

When discussing injuries and the importance of working safely we often discuss how an injury would affect an individual’s immediate family or loved ones. While this may be an effective method to provoking thought in an individual worker let’s discuss the not so...

Hurry Up Can Hurt

Sports cars competing over race courses marked with racing stripes. People who race on the job are marked with cuts, bruises, and bandages. There are places to race and places not to race. Speed belongs on the racecourse, not in the workplace. Almost everyone has been...

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