December 8, 2017

Idaho Materials and Construction is celebrating an achievement of 9 million man-hours without a lost time injury.

“I am extremely proud of our team hitting the 9 million man-hours without a lost time milestone,” Eric St. Pierre, Idaho Materials and Construction General Manager said. “Through team work and collaboration our group continues to make every effort toward a Zero Harm culture. “

St. Pierre said that this kind of achievement in the construction industry requires a commitment to safety from within the organization. Idaho Materials and Construction’s safety practices include clearly communicating safety principals and incidents to employees.

Idaho Materials and Construction has an Observation Program that they use as a tool to follow up with successful results and employee recommendations. The program also focuses on rewarding employees who are observed doing things the right way and setting a good example for company safety culture.

The company also has a Mentor Program that St. Pierre says is key to safety training and giving immediate feedback to employees. The program encourages asking employees what they suggest the company does and utilizes the feedback to create the best approach toward safety training.

“Ultimately, we are trying to strive for an employee driven safety culture,” St. Pierre said.