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Culture of Safety


Gribbins Insulation’s core values of integrity, safety, quality, productivity, and innovation form the foundation on which we make our decisions and perform our work.  With a goal of zero incidents, safety is a part of our culture, considered with each decision made by management, administrators, foremen, and field employees.  By meeting or exceeding all federal, state, local, and client rules and regulations, we aim to create the safest working environment possible and ensure the safety, health, and welfare of each employee.

Voluntary CPR training for all employees

From the annual company-wide safety meeting to the extensive safety incentives, our commitment to safety is felt throughout the company. Along with the three Safety Coordinators, our Safety Manager Trevor Atherton, is fully dedicated to all aspects of safety – training, enforcement of policies and procedures, and auditing jobsites and behaviors. He reports directly to the company President and has full authority to implement and enforce any and all safety rules to achieve our goal of zero accidents and injuries. To that end, we have a comprehensive Company Safety Policy that includes an extensive reward program for safe work. We are committed to safety.

Safety Program Facts

  • Every employee participates in our safety work practices and rewards program.
  • Incentive catalog, points checker, and ordering available to our employees online.
  • All new hires are extensively trained on 37 safety topics during our orientation.
  • Every employee has completed the OSHA 10 hour training program.
  • Job specific training completed by all employees involved in special tasks to maintain 100% OSHA compliance.
  • Weekly Safety Meetings conducted at each job site. Minutes and attendance sheets reviewed monthly by Safety Manager.
  • “Toolbox Talk” blog publishes weekly safety meetings on website and Facebook page.
  • Annual company safety meetings held at company headquarters and in each local – Voluntary participation of 95% of workforce
  • Behavior Based Safety Program that incorporates peer to peer observations.
  • Entire safety manual and MSDSs are available for Gribbins employees online.  (password protected)

Click here for a list of company and individual certifications.

Success in Safety

The quality and success of our safety program can be best appreciated by reviewing the following statistics and prestigious awards:

  • Full-time safety manager and 3 full-time safety coordinators
  • New hire safety orientation program
  • Our current EMR (.67) is exceptional and has been below .80 for 15 years.
  • A recordable Case Frequency Rate below 3.0 for the last 8 years.  This is well below the national averages – construction at 4.7 and specialty contractors at 5.1.
  • OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Status at Marathon Petroleum Company in Robinson, Illinois, and Eli Lilly in Indianapolis, IN
  • Metro Indianapolis Coalition for Construction Safety (MICCS) – IOSHA Certified Partner
  • PAC/Premier Safety Management approved Contractor
  • Also active profiles on: ISNetworld, Browz, PICS Auditing
  • List of all awards available here.

President’s Message

2019 Safety Star Winners

Posted: 07/02/19 By: Megan Knoll, Dir of Marketing

Safety STAR winners from the first half of 2019!

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2018 Q1 Safety Stars!

Posted: 04/19/18 By: Megan Knoll, Dir of Marketing

Working at heights, training, possible asbestos, and even icicles!

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Toolbox Talk

2019 Safety Star Winners

Posted: 07/02/19 By: Megan Knoll, Dir of Marketing

Safety STAR winners from the first half of 2019!

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Heat Stress and Related Illnesses

Posted: 05/27/19 By: Megan Knoll, Dir of Marketing

Higher temperatures can lead to heat-related illnesses. Learn to recognize the symptoms and catch them early.

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