Safety & Health
At Alternalite Electric, safety is our top priority. Accident prevention and control of hazards is the result of a well-designed and executed safety and health program, which we have developed and consistently adhere to. All project managers and job supervisors are trained and knowledgeable in accident analyses and the safety and health hazards to which employees under their immediate direction and control may be exposed. In addition, on all of our projects, we conduct a Safety Task Analysis each day and give Toolbox Safety talks to our employees every week.
There are numerous safeguards throughout the company used to protect employees and prevent exposure to hazards. Examples include initial new hire safety orientation, job specific safety training, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), machine guards, safety controls, isolation of hazardous areas, and monitoring devices. As a result of our efforts, we have not had any workplace accidents since day one. Due to our excellent safety record, we have a great Experience Modifier Rate (0.47) with the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (Ohio BWC).
Jose Ramos, Jr. is certified in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30-hour course and has received countless hours of continuing education and training on construction health and safety practices. In addition, every Journeyman Electrician on our team is certified in either the OSHA 10-hour or 30-hour course.
Jose and our electricians have also successfully completed The Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters 8-hr training program in Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA): Construction Trades Best Practices. This training qualifies us for renovation and construction projects in healthcare environments.
Drug-Free Safety Program Workplace
Alternalite Electric acknowledges the dangers and costs that alcohol and other chemical abuses create in the electrical contracting industry in terms of safety and productivity. It is our goal to resolve and combat chemical abuse in any form in order to establish and maintain a drug free, alcohol free, safe, and healty work environment for all of our employees. Therefore, on July 30, 2013, we voluntarily enrolled in the Construction Industry Substance Abuse Program (CISAP) under the collective bargaining agreement between IBEW Local 38 and the Greater Cleveland Chapter of NECA. In addition, on April 28, 2014, we enrolled in the Ohio BWC Drug-Free Safety Program.