Safety is Everyone’s Job
At Hood Construction, we believe in building things the right way, and that means building things the safe way. From start to finish, we make sure our job sites are well equipped to ensure the safety of all people on the job site. The process begins before a shovel hits the ground. We will work with the project owners during the pre-construction process to develop a safety plan to ensure the community of the job site is protected. Whether we’re working within busy communities & business districts or smaller renovations, planning and communication is both the key to safety for all people as well as to successful project results. Hood Construction’s Safety Commitment is a vital part of our organizational focus, as we diligently work to safeguard our greatest assets, our employees, and our community – each and every day. With numerous high-profile projects under our tool belt, we’re accustomed to managing requirements to reduce risk and eliminate any potential concerns. Our safety program initiatives further include: managed and secured site access, with targeted directional signage; on-site Safety Meetings & Compliance Management; Continuing Safety Education & OSHA Certifications; and in-house Subcontractor Outreach Training Program, free of charge. We believe that safety is everybody’s job, and our Director of Safety, Kevin Hooker, helps guide us by lending a fresh set of eyes to every job site, ensuring our above-and-beyond standards are met.
And our record proves it. There have been zero OSHA citations levied against Hood Construction over the past 5 years. As of November 2021, Hood has hit the rare milestone of 2,500,000 man-hours worked without a lost-time injury, and that number continues to rise.
We take pride in our safety record, and we are proud to have received recognition for our work. Annual awards are regularly received by the National AGC, Carolinas AGC, The SC State Chamber, and other industry partners.
Below are a few of the recognitions Hood has received for our safety record.
- 2019 Carolinas Association of General Contractors’ Safety Award of Excellence
- 2019 Safety Award from Labor Licensing and Regulation – SC OSHA Exemplary Service
- BB&T Insurance Services Lighthouse Beam Safety Award
- Amerisure Insurance Outstanding Safety Performance Award
- Carolinas AGC Presidential Award for Zero Lost Time Incidents