In all of our locations, our employees believe in playing it safe
Hess Mechanical, LLC, a Comfort Systems USA, Inc. company, believes that our team members are our most important asset. We also recognize that occupational injuries and illness result in unnecessary human suffering, reduced employee morale and productivity, and ultimately, a waste of the Company's human and material assets.
Safety is a recognized core competency of our company and is a critical part of achieving our vision:
“To be widely recognized as the premier provider of business solutions addressing workplace comfort, environment, processes, and energy services.”
In the interest of protecting the Company, its team members, its stockholders, its customers and the general public from losses due to accidents and other downgrading incidents, it is the policy of the Company to do everything possible to prevent personal injury and damage to property and the environment.
Safety through teamwork is what we are all about. Our safety program, including applicable safe work practices, are well established at each project location. To that end, our team as a whole readily accepts the import role each plays in safety. That’s why each member of our executive staff, project managers, superintendent, and general foreman has completed OSHA 30-Hour Training.
But we don’t stop there, safety is the responsibility of every team member in the Company, and all team members are expected to make loss prevention and control an integral part of their work ethic. Because safety is the responsibility of each team member, OSHA 10-Hour training is required before a new candidate can join the ranks of Hess Mechanical.
The goals of our safety and loss control program are both humanitarian and economic. These goals and the objectives are achieved through the continued cooperation, training, and support of each and every team member.
At Hess our full time safety department is tasks with the important responsibility of mentoring and coaching our safety thru team work philosophy. This is accomplished through a continued commitment to training and best practices.
Training topics include:
- First Aid/CPR/AED
- Accident Prevention
- Forklift & Scissor Lift Operation
- Confined Space Entry
- Excavation and Trenching
- Crane Rigging & Signaling
- Ladder Safety
- Fall protection
Over the years our commitment to safety is reflected in our EMR (experience mod rate) of 0.61, exceeding industry averages. This commitment has also allowed us to be recognized by our peers.
Current safety awards include:
- 2012 Platinum STEP and Chapter Safety, Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC)
- 2013 Platinum STEP and Chapter Safety, Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC)
- 2014 Platinum STEP and Chapter Safety, Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC)
- 2015 Platinum STEP and Chapter Safety, Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC)