Keeping Our Workforce Safe + Sound
Sentry Electrical Group believes a project is only completed successfully if it is also completed safely.
According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), every safety and health program should consist of three primary elements: management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards. Sentry Electrical Group joins organizations across the nation in recognizing 2021 Safe + Sound Week by integrating these three elements during a collaborative week-long focus on safety.
Sentry Electrical Group delivers turnkey electric power construction services – including renewable energy services, transmission and substation construction, fiber optic cable, operations and maintenance (O&M), and material handling. Sentry’s industry partnerships span Utilities, electric cooperatives, municipalities, engineering firms, and developers throughout the United States and into Canada.
“Sentry Electrical Group is an industry partner committed to the health and safety of our workforce and communities we serve,” said Davis Webb, safety division director. “We participate in Safe + Sound Week to reinforce our management and employee collaboration to identify and eliminate potential hazards, enhancing our Family First. Safety Always. commitment to each other.”
Family First. Safety Always. is Sentry’s health and safety program that integrates OSHA’s three components of a successful program: management leadership, worker participation, and finding and fixing hazards.
Sentry’s management leadership sets the framework for health and safety expectations throughout the organization. Leadership is actively involved in the health and safety program both on site and in the office, and also collaborates closely with employees by encouraging worker participation. Sentry’s crews are given the authority and responsibility to contribute to and enhance the organization’s program through safety tools, such as Stop Work Authority. Sentry teams use other safety tools – including safety minutes, toolbox talks, job safety analyses, job hazard analyses, and pre-job briefs – to systematically find and fix hazards.
Davis added, “Our safety program encourages our entire workforce to collaborate with one another in continually strengthening our safety program. I love that Safe + Sound Week dedicates a week to enhancing this concept alongside organizations throughout the country.”
2021 Safe + Sound Week will be observed August 9 – 15. More information about how to participate and develop a safety program focused on management leadership, worker participation, and finding and fixing hazards can be found on OSHA’s website.