By Vogel Bros. Safety Department
Every year, the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin (AGC) and the Wisconsin Safety Council (WSC) recognize members who excel at safety performance. The awards are given out based upon members’ exemplary safety records and excellence in safety and health management. For 2016, Vogel Bros. was the recipient of the AGC’s Safety Excellence Award and WSC’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence in Safety.
Vogel Bros. is constantly making improvements towards a better, safer work environment, and we are honored to consistently be recognized for our commitment to the safety of our employees. We believe that all job site accidents are preventable and our safety record reflects this.
In 2016, we focused on creating new ways to reach out to and connect with our employees. This improved both the safety environment of our company, as well as showed our employees that we believe they are the key to our success. Some of our accomplishments in 2016 include:
- Creating a monthly, company-wide Safety & HR Report that’s distributed to all staff and highlights projects the Safety and HR Departments are working on, showcases photos of employees at work, relays articles from the Safety Department, and spotlights employees living out our company values and beliefs.
- For the first time ever, hosting a company-wide children’s Safety Calendar VOGELart Contest, open to family members of our employees.
- Establishing a Safety Committee at both our Wisconsin and Florida locations.
- Implementing interactive job site visits, where employees are asked to walk the job site with our Director of Safety and Human Resources to talk through potential safety hazards and discuss preventative safety measures.
We’re proud of the accomplishments we made in 2016. But as the basketball coach Pat Riley says, “Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” Therefore, we’re already looking ahead to the improvements we have in store for an excellent 2017!