Our Safety Program Positively Impacts Our Company. And Yours.
|Gribbins Insulation’s core values of integrity, safety, quality, and service form the foundation on which we make our decisions and perform our work. With a goal of zero incidents and injuries, safety is part of our culture, considered with each decision made by management, administrators, foreman, and field employees. By meeting and exceeding all Federal, State, Local, and Client rules and regulations, we will create the safest working environment possible and ensure the safety, health, and welfare of each employee. Here at Gribbins Insulation, Safety is culture, a value incorporated into every decision. Through our precise safety program, we work hard to ensure all employees return home every day without a scratch, and we believe every employee is accountable for that goal. Crucially, we have management commitment and involvement in all aspects of our safety program.|
Along with an average of 200 employees, Gribbins Insulation’s safety department consists of four full-time professional safety individuals. We have a safety manager and three other safety coordinators that spend 90% of each week in the field, “boots on the ground” working with our field employees, supervisors, and project managers.
At our bi-weekly operations meeting, the entire management team comes together, and the first topic is always safety. Gribbins Insulation’s safety manager leads the safety discussion in this meeting, presents safety challenges and updates, and receives feedback from the team. The safety manager then leads another bi-weekly meeting that is solely dedicated to safety. This is where we take a deeper dive into internal and external near-misses, incidents, and accidents, discuss feedback from the management team and field, and evaluate progress on company safety goals.
One of the main reasons we are the best of the best is our safety culture within Gribbins Insulation. As many companies know, building a culture of safety is challenging, and we are fortunate that our company founder, Jim Gribbins, had the foresight to hire a safety manager in 1999. Gribbins Insulation employees know that it isn’t just the safety manager or safety coordinators’ job to discuss safety, but that it is everyone’s responsibility. We expect the employee we hired yesterday, or the employee we may hire tomorrow to think safe and perform work safely.
As our safety manager, Adam Mayer, states, “No matter how small or large our projects are, the employees at Gribbins Insulation exert all efforts to perform the task safely. We apply the state of mind, time and cost in order to complete a job with no injuries.”