Construction Safety: Consistency is Key
Matt Jones, formerly the Intermountain District safety manager since April 2011, recently became Flatiron Construction’s director of environmental, health and safety. With 22 years in the industry—a large portion of it in safety— this is actually Matt’s second experience at Flatiron, having first worked with Flatiron in 2000 on the University Light Rail extension project in Utah. Flatiron Construction has one primary safety focus this year: getting everyone on the same page.
“Consistency is a top priority,” says Matt. “With the recent leadership change, it’s important to get everyone on the same page—a ‘one Flatiron’ mentality.”
In an effort to improve consistency, Flatiron will begin auditing policies and procedures in each region starting in May, as well as implement a new hire mentor program in an effort to reduce the safety risk that comes with workers who are not only new to Flatiron, but often new to the industry as well. For Matt, safety priorities always come back to one thing: keeping workers safe and alive.
“That’s the importance of safety to me— making sure we get our people home uninjured, able to support and take care of their families without being hurt on the job,” explains Matt. “That’s what it’s all about.”
The safety of our employees, clients, subcontractors and the public is our number one core value at Flatiron. We empower every employee with the responsibility of maintaining safe worksites. Our mandatory safety training is vigorous and leads to measurable results.