308 E. Dutton Mill Road
Brookhaven, PA 19015
(610) 872 8896

Our Commitment to Safety

H.T. Sweeney & Son, Inc. is committed to working safely. For us safety is not just a goal, as goals typically change over time.  Safety is a core value and a mindset that is instilled as a value for all of our employees. We plan our safety standards into each of our projects. We employ two full time professional safety managers with certifications by the National Safety Council, the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, among others.  They provide training, analysis, observation, record keeping, and insure compliance with company and customer safety policies, as well as OSHA regulations.  We are members of the National Contractors Insurance LTD, an insurance captive, and received their Safety Award in 2007, 2010 and 2012.

Training

Training for our superintendents, supervisors, and employees includes on-site hands-on training, as well as in-classroom and online classes.

When required, we can provide further training: PSM, OSHA 40 hour hazmat, and any additional training as required by owners or clients.

Superintendents & Supervisors
(Minimum Qualifications)

  • First aid and CPR with AED
  • DOT drug and alcohol awareness
  • OSHA 30 hour construction safety
  • OSHA Competent person training for excavations
  • OSHA Confined space training

Employees

  • Daily job hazards analysis
  • Trench competent person (when applicable)
  • Confined space (when applicable)
  • Forklift (when applicable)
  • Weekly safety tool box briefings
  • Periodic safety bulletins
  • Many employees hold a current TWIC card for working at sensitive river port & transportation facilities.

Pre-job Hazard Analysis

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We were faced with very confining and challenging urban terrain conditions where we were tasked to provide access to a existing in service Amtrak tunnel located in Baltimore, MD.
Finished project safely, on time and with no impact to Amtrak's railway operations.
 
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Every bid package is reviewed to insure job-specific hazards are identified.  We look at the general safety requirements, the site history, the PHASE-ONE environmental report, and the geotechnical reports.
From there we formulate a safety strategy that is incorporated into our proposals.  We retain the services of outside consultants for job conditions that are out of the ordinary.

Hazmat Surveillance

When we use or work in hazardous materials, we provide full time oversight as required. On these visits, we observe site activities and provide PPE, air monitoring and soil testing as necessary.

Our Safety Checklist

  • One call utility mark outs
  • Daily job hazard analysis (JHA)
  • PPE requirements
  • Trench safety
  • Small and heavy equipment safety checks
  • Confined space
  • Daily housekeeping
  • We review any new safety developments with our crews as they arise

Post Incident Investigations

Should a safety incident occur, investigations are conducted to determine the root cause to prevent an incident from re-occurring.  In addition to mandatory drug testing for all those involved an accident, we report on:
  • Injuries
  • Utility strikes
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Near miss
    • Unsafe site conditions
    • Unsafe activities
    • By our workers or other contractor's workers

Drug & Alcohol Programs

All new hires are drug and alcohol tested.
All employees are subject to drug and alcohol testing as required by customer testing programs.
All truck drivers are regularly drug and alcohol tested per DOT regulations.
All parties that are part of the crew involved with an accident are drug and alcohol tested.