Bob Moore Construction Safety Program
A Superior Safety Program By Every Measure
Bob Moore Construction views jobsite safety as a moral imperative as well as a legal requirement. Our award-winning safety program has been used as a template for other construction companies in Texas and has been a key component in our acceptance into exclusive certification programs from OSHA and the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA).
Bob Moore Construction's safety program has a superior record of success in every way it can be measured. We have maintained a superior reportable incidents record for decades, earning us an outstanding rating from our insurance provider. The program has been recognized with awards from the Association of General Contractors (AGC) and TCA. Some of those awards include:
- The Safety Director of the Year Award from the north Texas chapter of AGC.
- The Alphonse J. Engelman Best Tilt-Up Safety Achievement Award for General Contractors, a national safety award from the TCA.
- The Safety Achievement Award from CompGroup AGC, the registered safety group formed to administer the workers' compensation program on behalf of the members of all Texas Chapters of the AGC.
- More than a dozen project awards from AGC, TCA and Texas Construction Magazine, all of which included a review of our safety program and jobsite-specific practices as part of the nomination process. View our awards and recognition page for more information.
Member of the Exclusive OSHA Local Partnership Program
Bob Moore Construction has the unique distinction of being a member of the OSHA Local Partnership program; we were only the fifth general contractor in north and east Texas to earn the right to be a part of this prestigious program.
The OSHA Partnership is a program that grants authority for more self-governance to a select group of general contractors that have demonstrated their commitment to the spirit and the letter of OSHA requirements. The approval process to become a local OSHA Partner takes several months and includes an extensive review of the contractor's written safety program and records, input from the contractor's insurance company on worker compensation claims and a jobsite inspection by local OSHA leadership. All local partners are reassessed for program eligibility on an annual basis.
Because of the stringent requirements needed to qualify as a Local Partner, contractors who are part of the select group of local OSHA Partners are automatically rolled into OSHA's state Partnership program as well. Read the release Bob Moore Construction Selected as Member of OSHA Partnership for more information about this highly exclusive program.
Our acceptance as an OSHA Local Partner is the latest indication that Bob Moore Construction's safety program ranks at the top for commercial construction companies in Texas.
What Sets Our Safety Program Apart?
Our internal safety committee recommended various initiatives to improve jobsite safety well above OSHA standards. Some of the committee's initiatives which have been implemented include a "three strikes and you're out" rule for significant safety violations, a six foot rule on fall protection and protection requirements for excavations four feet deep or more.
Bob Moore Construction site superintendents have received OSHA 30-Hour Training, are qualified in first aid and CPR and have earned, or are undergoing the process to receive American Concrete Institute's Tiltwall Concrete Supervisor Certification. Bob Moore Construction was one of the first general contractors in Texas to have their superintendents receive this training and certification.
Superintendents perform regular site inspections and safety is a required topic in every weekly jobsite meeting.
We have also implemented an AGC-developed program for tracking safety inspections at its various jobsites, called Predictive Solutions (formerly called DBO2). Superintendents and project managers have been equipped with mobile devices, which they use to document inspection results and corrective actions. These results are transmitted by email to keep employees at all levels informed and involved in the safety process. Predictive Solutions reports also help subcontractors to detect trends that could represent systems or processes requiring training or modification.
Subcontractors who work on our projects are now required to perform internal inspections of tools, equipment and personal protective gear. This requirement will ensure that all workers on our jobsites are furnished with adequate mechanical safeguards and personal protective equipment. Subcontractors are now required to watch a safety video before working on Bob Moore Construction jobsites, and all workers are tracked with a helmet sticker system to ensure that only qualified workers are allowed on our jobsites.
Through the use of the latest technologies, aggressive employee training and the implementation of enforceable standards for employees and subcontractors, we have created a bellwether safety program for the Texas general contractor community. Rather than simply focusing on meeting OSHA standards, we have mobilized a comprehensive safety program designed to identify and correct potential hazards before they result in damage to property or personal injury or death to any workers, and we are taking our message of "making safety the normal way of doing business" to construction jobsites all around Texas.
NOTE: The Bob Moore Construction Safety Manual is available online.
We are the FIRST Certified Tilt-Up General Contractor in the United States!
Bob Moore Construction has become the first general contractor in the United States to be named a TCA Certified Company by the Tilt-up Concrete Association (TCA).
The TCA Company Certification Program provides formal validation of a contractor's experience, quality and performance. The evaluation process for this exclusive certifiction included a comprehensive review of our safety program and an on-site visit and evaluation of one of our jobsites.
Read the release Bob Moore Construction Named First Certified Tilt-Up General Contractor in the United States for more information.
Industry Leadership in Construction Safety
In recognition of our safety program's success, our employees have served in many leadership roles with safety organizations, including the Safety Leadership Resource Group for QUOIN, the local chapter of the AGC, and the prestigious AGC / Texas Building Branch Safety Committee in Austin, Texas. The Texas Building Board Safety Committee is an AGC working group of safety directors from the top general contractors in Texas, intended to influence safety laws and standards at the state and federal level. The committee develops and provides input on compliance standards and safety-related legislation on behalf of the state of Texas. The state then incorporates the committee's recommendations into their own legislative actives and coordinates the findings with OSHA in Washington DC.
We have also served on the Safety Board for the TCA, supporting construction safety initiatives on a national level. Judging for the Safety Director of the Year award was based on demonstrated technical expertise and professional contributions to advance the safety profession, such as public/community services and involvement in codes and legislation.