Safety, simply, is our way of life. We are committed to creating an injury free and healthy life for our coworkers, clients, and construction partners. To that end, we have been working toward achieving a greater level of excellence in safety by embracing a concept called our Incident and Injury Free (IIF) philosophy. IIF is a personal and organization commitment to creating an environment free of injury.
The strength of this commitment depends on each coworker’s personal dedication to safety. Accordingly, we hold ourselves and each other accountable for the safety and well-being of not only Mirage coworkers, but also our clients, partners, families, and friends. Moreover, we recognize that safety should not end with the closing of the workday, but must extend to all aspects of our lives.
We will achieve an Incident and Injury Free environment by building and maintaining a culture that keeps people safe all day, every day. To accomplish this:
- We accept personal responsibility for our own and others’ safety.
- We share knowledge, best practices, tools, and resources.
- We invest in each other’s learning and development.
- We take action, always and immediately
- We expect similar dedication from our construction partners.
- We honor people who live safe and healthy lives.
Awards We Received for Our Safety Record
In the spirit of practicing what we preach, Mirage has implemented comprehensive safety programs that allow us to deliver on our concrete commitment to safety.
Safety Training and Compliance Programs
The following is a brief outline of Mirage’s Safety Program that is included in the Mirage Coworker Safety Handbook, the Mirage Training Video, and the Mirage Hazard Communications Handbook.
A full time safety director is on site at all time. Management personnel from the president through the first line supervisor attend formal safety training sessions. This improves safety awareness and provides instruction for implementing safety regulations on the construction site. When required, this safety training is provided at the job site so that coworkers can recognize unsafe conditions and acts and prevent injury by eliminating them.
New Hire Orientation
New Mirage coworkers attend safety orientation training. Each new coworker is issued a Mirage Safety Handbook and views our safety video, available in both English and Spanish.
Mirage schedules OSHA re-certification training throughout the year. Field supervisors receive weekly safety training. Specialized safety training for job-specific tasks, such as rigging, scaffolding, and trenching, are also offered.
Periodic Job Review
Periodic job site reviews are conducted by the Safety Director to help ensure full compliance with Mirage’s Safety Policies, OSHA, and any other applicable local, state, or federal regulations. The Safety Director assesses the effectiveness level and performance of all job site personnel in meeting Mirage Safety Standards as well as those required by any other regulatory body. The results of the review are discussed with job site management. Before the Safety Specialist leaves the job site, all areas requiring improvement are addressed and corrective measures are communicated to every coworker on site.
Weekly “Tool Box” Discussions
Weekly “tool box safety talks” are distributed to the first line supervisors. Each week a 15-minute tool box safety talk is recommended for every crew. Specific topics are discussed, but more importantly, supervisors are requested to discuss recent injuries, unsafe acts, additions to Hazard Communications, and upcoming work requiring any special precautions for their crew.
Accident Reporting and Documentation
Accident reports are reviewed by the Safety Director and Project Manager. Corrective action is taken when required.