SDB's safety philosophy is to strive for an injury-free environment by having employees enroll in safety training programs and commit to job site awareness.
SDB has a Safety Department that is responsible for safety compliance and training. Their objective is to advise management and supervisory personnel on safe work practices, supply information required to comply with the Company's Safety Program and OSHA regulations, and to assure that records are maintained and submitted as required.
Employees with occupational exposure are trained in OSHA 10 and 30 hour courses. The Safety Department is run by the Safety Director and employs field supervisors. At each job site a Project Supervisor trained in OSHA 30 monitors for job safety. It is their role to oversee daily on-site working practices and coach employees to avoid accidents or hazards. Safety officials will visit construction sites unannounced to observe working conditions and assure that safety practices are being used. Currently, SDB maintains a low Experience Modification Factor (E-MOD) rate of .66.
Other Safety practices used by SDB include the Southwest Safety Training Alliance (SSTA) 16 hour class certification. In addition to OSHA, some clients require this additional training program which focuses on the difference between General Industry Construction (Factories) and Construction Industry training. All of SDB's Superintendents are OSHA 30 certified.
Specialized training sessions are also provided routinely throughout the year for industry niches such as Confined Space, Forklift & Scissor Lift, Scaffolding, Trenching and Shoring construction practices.