Building Safely

At Lithko, we don't believe that safety is just extra planning or an extra step in the execution process. Safety is integrated into our project planning and execution to ensure co-worker safety is a priority.

Working safely is a mindset we establish with our culture of engagement and accountability. We accomplish this by making safety fundamental to everything we do, from our initial bid all the way to our morning project meetings.

We know that people are our most valuable asset, so we plan and execute our work to get them home safe.


We don’t see training as just a formality for our co-workers. We view training as a way to engage our teams in quality discussions about how we will execute our work safely. That is why we invest time and effort to make trainings that fit real world examples and include details that resonate with the people actually performing the hard work in the field.

One example of how we demonstrate this is through our Operational Activity Trainings (OATs). Most companies use standard toolbox talks to meet jobsite safety requirements. We created Lithko specific trainings to be used on-site to help leaders discuss real hazards that pertain to the work they are actually doing.

Safety Leaders as Resources, Not Police

We utilize Territory Safety Leads in our organizational structure throughout all steps in the project planning and execution process. By aiding the project team in incorporating safety upfront, we set up the team for a more successful and safe outcome. Just sending safety police to a jobsite after work is already underway does not provide the kind of support that helps leaders plan to prevent incidents.

We rotate high potential individuals in the Territory Safety Lead role for 18-24 months. Doing this helps develop these co-workers in their careers and provides a high caliber resource to the project teams to aid them in planning for safe execution of their work.