Massey’s fabrication facilities, located in Branford CT, are comprised of four unique operations focusing on glass and metal panel fabrication. Worker safety has always been the focus but we doubled down a few years back and now the results are in. The attention to safety behaviors, worker training, OSHA compliance, housekeeping, and routine safety inspections has resulted in 1000 days with ZERO injuries or OSHA recordables. Workers have been granted stop work authority related to any safety issues and hazards which is backed by Massey’s leadership. Our workers and supervisors take pride in the safe work environment they have cultivated over time but also know safety has no finish line. Employees continue to be the most valued resource here at Massey’s and their health and safety is paramount.
It is our fundamental belief that accidents that cause injury, illness, or property loss are preventable. Our goal is to eliminate foreseeable hazards to maintain a safe and healthful work environment for all Massey’s Plate Glass & Aluminum employees. In addition, achieving compliance with applicable regulatory standards is a prerequisite for the success of our organization and an area to which management is responsive. The core elements of our safety program include management leadership, worker participation, hazard identification and assessment, hazard prevention and control, communication and training, and program evaluation and improvement.
- Massey owner, Chief Operating Officer, estimators, and management team consider safety and health in all business decisions, including bidding on projects, subcontractor and vendor selection, scheduling, and implementing safety designs into construction processes, drawings, and modifications.
- The management team is visible in operations and sets an example by following the same safety rules we expect workers to follow.
- All workers are encouraged to participate in the program and feel comfortable providing input and reporting safety or health concerns.
- We have developed a simple process for workers to report injuries, illnesses, close calls/near misses, hazards, and other safety and health concerns, and respond to reports promptly.
- Workers are empowered to initiate or request a temporary suspension or shutdown of any work activity or operation they believe to be unsafe.
Hazard Identification and Assessment
- Our safety manager and project management team conducts frequent and regular inspections of the job sites to identify new or recurring hazards. Observations are documented, organized, and reviewed for trends and modifications to overall safety program.
- We Investigate injuries, illnesses, incidents, and close calls/near misses to identify the underlying hazards, their causes, and safety and health program shortcomings.
Hazard Prevention and Control
- We Involve workers, who often have the best understanding of the conditions that create hazards and insights into how they can be controlled. This may be key field crews, foreman, and project managers or simply any worker that shows innovative towards safety.
- We evaluate the effectiveness of existing controls to determine whether they continue to provide protection, or whether different controls may be more effective. Review new technologies for their potential to be more protective, more reliable, or less costly.
Communication and Training
- We verify worker’s knowledge and skills needed to do their work safely and avoid creating hazards that could place themselves or others at risk.
- Management, project managers, and foreman attend quarterly safety meetings to review Massey safety initiatives, injury trends, near miss reviews, compliance updates, safety pre-planning, and job hazard analysis reviews.
- Continuation of weekly toolbox talks focusing on relevant safety issues which face Massey workers daily.
Program Evaluation and Improvement
- The Massey safety committee is committed to analyzing the safety performance in the field and documented safety procedures.
- Massey is a member and certification holder of the NACC (North American Contractors Cortication) for glass and metal contractors. Our safety program is thoroughly audited on an annual basis which provides additional feedback and recommendations.
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Safety training are important tools for informing workers and managers about workplace hazards and controls so they can work more safely and be more productive. Our training program includes but not limited to formal classroom, Peer-to peer training, on-the-job training, and worksite demonstrations to effectively convey safety concepts, ensuring understanding of hazards and their controls, and promoting good work practices.