Health & Safety


At Great Southern Engineering, maintaining the health and safety of our employees is of the utmost importance. Key elements of GSE’s health and safety program are provided below.

COMPREHENSIVE WRITTEN PROGRAMS

Our program conforms to the requirements of OSHA’s General Industry (1910) and Construction (1926) standards, is uniformly¬†enforced by designated safety representatives throughout the company and includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • General Corporate Policy
  • Hazard Communication Program
  • Emergency Action/Fire Prevention Plan
  • Personal Protection Equipment Program
  • Lockout/Tagout Program
  • Respiratory Protection Program
  • Excavation Safety Program
  • Hearing Conservation Program


MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM

Our program establishes worker baselines in which to monitor occupational exposures to ensure employee health is maintained. This program meets the requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 and includes the following:

  • Physicals for all employees involved in fieldwork
  • Entrance and random drug screening for all employees
  • Post-accident and suspicious behavior drug/alcohol screening for all employees


TRAINING

Our training program conforms to the requirements of state and federal regulatory agencies, is typically refreshed on an annual basis, and includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Response (HAZWOPER)
  • 40-HR Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency
  • 8-HR HAZWOPER Refresher
  • Safety Policy Refresher
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Equipment Operator
  • Defensive Driving
  • Asbestos and/or Lead Inspector
  • Annual Safety Supervisor Conference
  • Quarterly Toolbox Safety Topics
  • Drug-Free Workplace Refresher


SITE-SPECIFIC HEALTH AND SAFETY PLANS

Site safety plans that meet the requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120, are generated for all projects involving subsurface investigation, remediation, or construction activities, and are reviewed with all field personnel and subcontractors prior to the start of the project.

RECORDKEEPING

OSHA-required recordkeeping such as OSHA 300 Log, Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) Management, medical and training records, chemical inventories, and inspections/audits are maintained in accordance with federal requirements.

INSPECTIONS / AUDITS

Scheduled and unscheduled site health and safety inspections are conducted to ensure safety policies/procedures.