Safety in all of J.M. Wilkerson Construction Co., Inc.’s operations is not only a company goal, but a requirement. We create a culture in which safety is a core value. Our commitment is to provide a safe and productive environment for everyone involved with our projects. At no time will safety be compromised because of cost. OSHA standards are met or exceeded at all times.
It is JMW’s belief that accidents can be prevented through planning, training and a cooperative effort in all areas of our operations, with our goal being to eliminate all injuries. This goal is accomplished by the following safe working practices on all of our construction sites.
The project managers, superintendents, foremen and safety manager have full support of management in enforcing the provisions of our Safety Policy, as it relates to the responsibilities assigned to them. Prior to start of work, each trade attends a preparatory meeting to discuss the scope of work, its hazards and controls.
Our superintendents and foreman are required to keep their safety training and education current. Each superintendent conducts weekly site safety meetings and inspections. We also utilize available safety resources such as the AGC’s Site Safety Training Programs and the Construction Safety Competency Training courses.
JMW is a Drug Free Workplace, certified by the GA Workers Compensation Board.
Required Supervisor Training:
OSHA 30 Hour
CPR / First Aid
Confined Space Entry
Trench / Excavation Training
Site Safety Items:
New Hire Safety Orientation Training
Site Safety Orientation
Drug Free Workplace and Testing
Safety Control System
JMW has received numerous safety awards through participation in the AGC Georgia safety program. In addition, a few JMW Superintendents have received individual safety awards for the safety accomplishments. JMW is committed to the safety education of our employees, preplanning work tasks, and annual review of our safety program.
AGC Safety Excellence Awards
• 2010 – Third Place 100,000-200,000 Work hours
• 2007 – Second place 200,000-500,000 Work hours
• 2006 – First Place 200,000 – 400,000 Work hours
• 2005 – First Place 200,000 – 400,000 Work hours