Teichert has placed the highest value on safe production for generations, as the company's official safety program was started in 1959 by Henry Teichert - long before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was established in 1970.
Because our employees are Teichert's greatest asset, safe production is important to every job we perform. To achieve this, Teichert uses the Construction Industry Institute (CII) technology to complement our own vision:
Our safe production vision is to create a culture and environment where employees work injury free.
The CII technology proven best practices include:
- Demonstrated management commitment
- Staffing for safe production
- Safe production planning (pre-job/pre-task/process improvements)
- Safe production training and education
- Worker participation and involvement
- Recognition and awards
- Subcontractor management
- Injury/incident reporting and investigations
- Drug and alcohol testing
Our continued progress in workplace safe production - including each person taking personal responsibility - contributes to our "zero injury" culture. "Zero injury" is not a goal or a target, it is our commitment to our employees.
SAFE-T at our annual Teichert Construction Equipment Rodeo
Our mascot SAFE-T serves as the constant reminder of safe production practices, both on and off the job.
SAFE-T signage can be found as you enter our many facilities identifying important safe production information - such as speed limits, where to check in as a visitor, which direction traffic flows, and the required personal protective equipment. And, upon exiting one of our locations, SAFE-T reminds you to buckle your seatbelt.
SAFE-T has attended many Teichert events to encourage children to make safety an important part of their lives. If you're interested in learning more about SAFE-T, please Click Here.