Cobb Mechanical's EMR rating is one of the lowest in the mechanical industry.
Providing a safe working environment is the highest priority at Cobb Mechanical, and has been since the company was founded in 1969.
Our formal safety program, STOP for Safety, was implemented at Cobb Mechanical in 1991. It includes monthly safety audits at each jobsite and daily evaluations of changing jobsite conditions with immediate corrective action to unsafe conditions. Our successful approach to safety uses much more than just this program, utilizing both a top-down and bottom-up approach, with constant employee involvement. Safety starts at the time of employment with each prospective employee receiving HAZ COM training, a basic safety training review and a general review of OSHA's specific safety requirements for confined spaces, fall protection, and PPE. When our employees get to the field their safety training is extended to cover specific job/activity hazard analysis. We also have a daily "job box" meeting where the work plan of the day is discussed along with GC safety bulletins. Each week, we also have a designated full-crew safety meeting where a topic of safety is reviewed.
Employee training is documented and updated regularly. We rely on constant supervision to monitor, review and improve our program. Currently over 95 percent of our superintendents have OSHA 30-hour certifications and many of our foreman also have either 30-hour or 10-hour certifications.
One advantage we have in safety is we have taken the steps to be certified trainers and train competent persons. Our safety director, Bobby Robbins, is dedicated to safety, not part time, full time. He is an OSHA 30 and OSHA 10 instructor and ASSE member. We have a second safety manager that is also an OSHA 500 qualified instructor for 10 hour and 30 hour instruction. Cobb Mechanical is also a Registered CPR/1st Aid Training Center.
Cobb Mechanical has made a commitment to safety in both personnel and resources. We don't just believe in safety, we work it.
Safety has, and always will, come first at Cobb Mechanical.