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Sherwood Mechanical Inc. policy on safety

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Sherwood Mechanical Inc., founded in 1976 has grown into one of the larger mechanical contractors in this area. Recently purchased from AMPAM Corporate (American Plumbing and Mechanical) of Texas, the three new principal owners have committed the safety department to maintain an accident free company as an obligation to our employees. As a sub contractor to many large contractors, we have prided ourselves on our safety record and ability to meet all contractual agreements, timetables, and OSHA requirements. The following is a safety policy statement from our management team: It is the policy of this company that injury and illness prevention shall be considered of primary importance in all phases of operation and administration. It is the intention of the company's management to provide safe and healthy working conditions and to establish and insist upon safe practices at all times by all employees. The prevention of injury and illness is an objective affecting all levels of the organization and its activities. It is, therefore, a basic requirement that each supervisor make the safety of employees an integral part of his or her regular management function. It is equally the duty of each employee to accept and follow established safety regulations and procedures. The safety department performs a "Job Hazard Analysis" on each and every job prior to the start of work. Weekly safety inspections are conducted at all jobsite listing possible hazards and verifying that they are corrected. Employees are expected to assist management in accident prevention activities. Unsafe conditions are reported to the safety department immediately for correction. All employees are responsible for the housekeeping duties that pertain to their jobs. Injuries that occur on the job, even a slight cut or strain, are reported to management as soon as possible. . Every effort is made to provide adequate training to employees. In-house training is conducted weekly using "Tailgate Topics" safety meetings for all employees. Specialized training is available for unusual circumstances as blood-borne pathogens, asbestos protection, and mold prevention and management. Training directed at safety is required for all foremen and supervisory personnel as a commitment to their fellow employees. Classes on code of safe practices, OSHA 10-hour training, hazard communication and awareness, fall protection, respiratory protection, lead, asbestos, and silica protection programs are just some of the classes we require our field personnel to take. In addition, Sherwood Mechanical is an avid participant in ABC training programs, utilizing both ABC apprenticeship and craft training, as well as its ongoing journeyman upgrade classes. We encourage all of our employees to take advantage of the various training opportunities available through our partnership with ABC.

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