Safety is a central pillar of the D.A. Collins Companies’ mission. We call it our golden rule.
We take tremendous pride in our ability to manage our work safely and efficiently. As our country grows and projects demand more from our team, we proudly continue to make an investment in our equipment, facilities, and the futures of our people.
1. KNOW THE PLAN
Participate and review PTPs. Communicate and engage. Understand the hazards and how to reduce risk.
2. WEAR PPE
Give yourself the opportunity for safe completion. Use the appropriate protective equipment. PPE is a sign of a professional, well-focused employee and job site.
3. BE AWARE
Watch for the surrounding hazards. Avoid and address them. Fix them and move on.
4. STOP UNSAFE WORK
See something? Say something. If unclear, if danger emerges, or if conditions change… make safe choices and stop the work.
5. MAKE IT SAFE
Follow the plan and get home safely every day. Make your site safe. Make it safely to any destination for the day. Make your excavations safe. Make elevated work safe. Make your picks safe.
Our success is no accident. All D.A. Collins Companies employees participate in our Corporate Safety Program that was designed with the help of industry veterans and seasoned safety professionals. Each team member is empowered to take safety into their own hands.
Our program includes ongoing training and certifications, continuing education, and incentive-based programs.
Worksite Safety Starts at the Beginning
Your first week at D.A. Collins Companies starts with a review of our comprehensive safety program. This ongoing program provides each team member with the tools and skills to help maintain our target of zero injuries.
TEAMWORK IS THE BACKBONE OF SAFETY
Safe worksites are achieved and maintained by the collective behaviors of all of us. The success relies heavily on active teamwork, continuous communication, and onsite support from our safety department and its safety specialists.
Training & Certifications
Education is essential to produce successful results and employee growth.
These are some continuing education safety courses available to our employees year-round:
- ACI-CRSI Adhesive Anchor
- Alcohol & Substance Abuse for
Supervisors & Managers
- American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED
& Bloodborne Pathogens
- ATSSA Traffic Control Technician (TCT)
& Supervisor (TCS)
- BCSP Safety Trained Supervisor (STS)
- NYS DigSafe Certified Excavator Program
- Defensive Driving
- Fall Protection
- Forklift Operation Training
- Hazwoper 8hr, 24hr & 40hr
- Lead & Silica Awareness
- MSHA 8hr Refresher Training
- MSHA New Miner Training
- New Employee Orientation
- NYS & VT Work Zone Flagger Training
- NYS Work Zone Traffic Control Competent Person
- OSHA 10hr in Road Construction and General Industry
- OSHA 30hr in Construction Safety & Health
- Rigging 8hr Training
- DAC University WZTC
- Advanced Rigging
…along with many other training opportunities