By: Emily Spicher
When it comes to safety, everyone is responsible. At Southland Industries, safety is our number one priority, and we do our best to ensure our men and women go home in the same condition they came to work. On one of our latest healthcare projects, the project team instilled a ‘see something, say something’ principle to ensure each unsafe situation would be identified.
By: Erin Miller
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.
By: Jacob Davis
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.
By: Victor Sanvido
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.
By: Joe Visgaitis
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.
By: Bob Gregoire
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.
By: Makena Rogers
By: Joe Visgaitis
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.
By: Reyann Contreras
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.