There's a reason LBR has one of the best safety records in the industry.
We don't stop improving our safe working practice, our safety training,
or our zero lost time policy and light duty programs -- ever. We
constantly strive to create the safest working environment for our
workers and those around them.
with stringent safety programs, our employees are trained on every
aspect of safety in the workplace. We cover the proper handling
of equipment and chemicals, the requirements of OSHA, hazardous
communication compliance, and much more.
Individual training programs are offered for every service we provide,
including Cleaning, Contract Labor, Floor Coatings, Maintenance
Painting, Relocation Services and Specialty Services. Each program
follows strict procedures that will ensure the safest working area
At LBR, we take safety very seriously. It is not an optional
benefit -- it is a vital part of our business, and we do everything
possible to provide a safe work environment for our employees.
A Dedication to Safety is our Commitment
Because safety is such an important part of our business practices
at LBR, we have created an entire department dedicated to safety.
For every service we provide, a safety manager is assigned to oversee
the staff and makes sure that all safe practices are followed. The
safety manager is also responsible for incorporating specific safety
procedures required by your facility into the safety program, and
is always available to address any special needs or concerns that
you may have.
Strict Safety Procedures
All LBR personnel are required to follow standard safety procedures,
with no exceptions. Strict adherence to this policy helps prevent
unsafe working conditions, while encouraging quick, consistent action
in the event of an unsafe condition or accident. To ensure the success
of our safety policies, every manager and staff member at LBR completes
training in the following:
Proper Use of Accident Reporting Procedures. All
accidents must be reported. In the event of an accident, a manager
is required to accompany the injured party to the hospital. The
manager must also complete the accident report and deliver it to
the Safety Department within 48 hours of the incident.
Safety Task Assignment Checklists. To be completed
daily as a means of ensuring safe work practices.
Behavioral Observation Sheets. Documents that show
weekly work behavior as monitored by management.
Field Activity Lists. Instructions for protecting
or de-energizing your systems when workers are in close vicinity.
Hot Work Permits. Permits required prior to beginning
any spark-producing process, such as sandblasting or grinding.
Confined Space/Tunnel Entry Procedures. Guidelines
on which permits must be secured, and which special procedures must
be followed for work in confined spaces.
Lead Testing. Lead notification forms must be completed
any time the presence of lead is suspected.
Multi-Cause Analysis. An analysis must be completed
by a manager in the event of any incident, even when it only involves
minor first aid or a near miss. This process allows us to identify
the cause of an accident and take preventative measures for the
Safety Audits. Audit forms must be filled out routinely.
Safe Practices. A list of strict safety practices
- Use of personal protective equipment including gloves, goggles,
and safety shoes
- Equipment Preventative Checklist
- Proper labeling of all bottles
- MSDS books
- Use of Operations Safety Review Checklists by the safety manager,
for rating such factors as equipment, storage areas, site manuals,
personnel, and personal protective equipment
Comprehensive Safety Training
To reinforce our commitment to safety, LBR offers a state-of-the-art
training center, featuring simulated building environments. Before
beginning work at LBR, every staff member must complete comprehensive
safety training at these facilities. After initial training, LBR
employees receive periodical training sessions that include initial
procedural training, specific job site training, and regularly scheduled
updates on the latest innovations in tools, techniques and safety
Training takes place in a classroom environment with video, hands-on
demonstrations, graphic displays, and written testing. The main
focus of these programs is to teach the proper method and sequence
of every task performed on a job site.
For site-specific training, teaching focuses on proper protective
equipment, hazardous communication standards, and proper handling
and treatment of specific materials at your facility.
For more information, see our training section.
Continued Safety Education
Safety training never stops at LBR. Every week, our staff gathers
for a Tool Box Meeting during which they review safety procedures,
discuss site-specific concerns and questions, review required housekeeping
tasks, and study in detail a module from LBR's 52-Week Safety Training
Light Duty Ensures Safety and Efficiency
LBR doesn't sacrifice safety for any reason. But, we are also committed
to keeping your project on-schedule. In the event that a worker
is injured, we uphold our zero lost time policy by returning the
injured worker to the job, but on a light duty program that remains
in effect until a doctor says it is safe to do otherwise.