At Lithko, safety is our priority and is integrated into our project planning and execution processes. Working safely is a mindset we cultivate 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 believe people are Lithko’s most valuable asset, so we plan and execute our work to ensure our coworkers’ safety.
We leverage safety training as a way to engage our coworkers in quality discussions on how to execute our work safely. We invest time and effort to make safety trainings based upon real life examples, including details that resonate with the people 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. At Lithko, we use specific trainings on-site to help leaders discuss real hazards that pertain to the work they are doing today.
Safety Leaders as Resources
We utilize Territory Safety Leads in our organizational structure throughout all steps in the project planning and execution processes. By incorporating safety upfront with the project team, the project is set up for a more successful and safe outcome.
We rotate coworkers as a development opportunity in the Territory Safety Lead role, as a way to get them exposure to leadership and the various aspects of our work. Doing this helps develop these coworkers in their careers and provides a high caliber resource to the project teams.