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SAFETY is Our #1 Core Value

1 Priority holds the central belief that safety is everyone’s responsibility so that nobody gets hurt. We hold the belief that zero incidents, are achievable each day and on every project. Training in hazard recognition and safe work practices is an integral part of 1 Priority’s corporate culture. We have an exceptional health and safety program that is at the core of our culture throughout all levels of our organization.

Our primary objective is to eliminate risk of injury or illness for all employees. To facilitate this objective, we conduct hands-on training in the classroom and field, in accordance with, but not limited to, OSHA, NFPA, and DOT regulations.

We support a Drug-Free Workplace and have developed a best in class safety program that enables out teams to consistently achieve the Target Zero objectives by investing consistently in providing continuous education, training and technical best practices sharing at each of our locations.

Elements of the 1 Priority Safety Program Include:

  • A formal corporate safety policy that is fully endorsed by executive leadership
  • A management performance appraisal system that evaluates standards of safety performance as a key performance metric
  • A comprehensive up-to-date accident prevention plan manual with a calendar of procedure reviews that ensures safety elements remain central to the culture
  • Written safety responsibilities by job description
  • Training that includes professional orientation, a written examination for certification, safety handbook, and an in-depth job site orientation program
  • A formal substance abuse prevention program
  • A formal supervisor and employee safety training program
  • A certified EHS officer that performs safety training, planning and ensures refresher and certification compliance for all employees and subcontractors
  • Safety awareness programs
  • A corporate safety audit process

1 Priority believes a DRUG-FREE Workplace is a Healthy Workplace.

  • 1 Priority Environmental Services has a formal substance abuse prevention program requires employee participation
  • Employees receive extensive information on the effects of usage and abuse, as well as usage prevention methods
  • Supervisors receive comprehensive training in behavior observation and job performance assessment of employees and subcontractors
  • All employees are subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment, random, annual, reasonable suspicion, post-accident and follow-up
  • Medical referral for the assessment and treatment of substance abuse