Safety is the primary concern and at the very foundation of our entire construction process. Our motto of “Work Safe Today” is not just a slogan but an operational way of life. DOC creates a site-specific safety plan, which addresses the issues and situations intrinsic to each project. Our Safety Director holds regular safety inspections and reviews all safety procedures with the subcontractors, tradesmen and the entire project team. DOC field personnel perform daily safety reviews of site conditions to track compliance and work to ensure abatement of any condition(s) not meeting compliance.
Daniel O’Connell’s Sons has long been considered a pioneer in its commitment to achieving the highest level of safety on all its projects. Our first comprehensive Safety Program Manual was written over 40 years ago, and has been used as a model by OSHA and several private insurance companies with whom we have worked. The manual establishes our safety policy and details procedures to be used on all construction projects in accordance with the following standards:
- OSHA guidelines and federal requirements
- State guidelines
- DOC company policies, based on self-performing construction over the past 125 years
The DOC Safety Program Manual is complete, comprehensive and thorough and is updated consistently.
Safety Staffing and Management
DOC employs a full-time Safety Director responsible for establishing company safety policies and implementing project-specific safety programs. An on-site staff member will be assigned to serve as Project Safety Engineer to assist the Project Safety Director.
Our safety plan includes detailed requirements and procedures, which outline responsibilities of DOC employees, trade contractors, and their employees to ensure successful implementation of the safety plan for each project. The safety plan also lays out procedures and reports used in enforcing compliance.
DOC’s Project Safety Director provides incident reports related to accidents and safety plan violations. Our Safety Director also provides a monthly safety report that is presented at a monthly safety status meeting, which is attended by representatives of all trade contractors, labor representatives, the owner, members of the design team, and DOC on-site staff members.
Our commitment to safety is reflected not only in our excellent Experience Modification Factor, but also by the numerous national, state and local safety awards we have received. DOC has been a repeat winner of the national First Place Safety Excellence Award by the Associated General Contractors of America, and a frequent winner of Massachusetts Safety Council awards.