Safety

Mar
01
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The Success of Collaboration

Tags: Lean, BIM, Safety

In February 2016, Southland Industries had just finished up a full HVAC, mechanical piping, plumbing, and process piping design-build scope for a research and development lab in South San Francisco. 

Jan
04
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Three Factors to Consider When Designing for Central Plants

When it comes to designing a central plant, there are many factors to consider. Not only does the plant need to operate efficiently, but the equipment arrangement needs to be considered from both an initial construction and a future maintenance perspective.

Nov
02
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Top Six Safety Hazards on Stadium Projects

When it comes to stadium projects, no two are alike. Owners want a one-of-a-kind facilty that provides an exeptional fan experience. Architectural features, design innovations, and unique building systems help create a space that accomplishes this, but also come with construction challenges and safety hazards. When safety challenges are presented on complex stadium projects, additional planning, training, and equipment is required to keep field personnel safe on the job.

Jul
30
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Prevention through Design: Paving the Way for Safety

When it comes to safety, everyone is responsible. A strong saftey culture requires a unified team that believes in and utilizes common safety practices during all stages of the a building’s lifecycle. In the video blog above, Senior Vice President Victor Sanvido explains some of the benefits of Southland’s Prevention through Design program, comparing recent statistics regarding recordable injuries and lost work days.

Jul
01
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Emphasis on Safety Culture Goes a Long Way

What does it mean to have a safety culture? At Southland, it means safety does not get put away with your hard hat at the end of the day.  Ingraining an attitude of safety and risk management in all activities for every employee is the goal of any high-functioning safety program.

May
27
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Fire Protection Achieves Success through Teamwork

For fire protection, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to keeping customers safe. Each time we get a project, we start from scratch by designing a program that fits the needs of the client. The projects we take on begin with the opportunity—and from there it’s a team effort among Southland’s design engineers, project management team and installers.

Apr
17
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Achieving Safety Milestones: 2,000 Days Without Injury

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For Southland’s Southern California Fabrication Shop, April 4th, 2014 marked 2,000 days and approximately 250,000 man-hours worked without a lost time injury. 

Dec
12
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Southland Safety: Prevention Through Design

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Recently, Southland’s Mid-Atlantic Division launched a formal safety initiative, called Prevention Through Design, which aims to use all available resources to help us reach our goal of zero injuries. The concept of Prevention Through Design has its roots in Europe and Australia and is now beginning to take root here in the US.

Feb
01
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Safety: A Core Value at Southland

2012 was a good year for the safety department. Southland reported the second lowest incident rate in our history and the lowest vehicle accident rate ever. We saw the team at Fort Hood recognized as contractor of the quarter with an award from the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). And, we have strengthened our safety team by promoting two employees.