Overaa's in-house program, Overaa Continuous Improvement (OCI,) addresses safety training for project management, superintendents, forepersons and craft personnel. It is provided on site and at headquarters training facilities by our safety personnel or outside experts. Topics are tailored to Cal/OSHA regulations, job site task, client requirements and related tasks. (Instruction is also available in Spanish)
First thing in the morning, crew members assemble for a Daily Huddle on the jobsite. In the huddle, we discuss upcoming activities and associated risks and review the specific steps necessary to safely accomplish the task. We share lessons learned from other jobsites. During this time, the superintendent leads a daily Stretch & Flex routine.
New employees are identified as SSE or Short Service Employees by SSE stickers on their hardhats and receive additional training and support in the field.
We use Construction Jobsite Survey Reports (CJSR) with iAudit to share instant feedback across jobsites. We have found that this results in friendly rivalry across teams and inspires immediate action among teams to focus on safety.
We are an annual participant in the SRBX Safety Expo, a safety, leadership development, and construction equipment training conference.
All project managers receive 4 hours of safety training.
All superintendents and forepersons are authorized to enforce our safety policy and procedures. Their training includes:
- 30 hour OSHA
- CPR and First Aid
- Competent person:
- Fall protection
- Confined Space Rescue - a 40 hour course provides personnel with confined space entry and rescue operations training, including respiratory protection and atmospheric monitoring.
- All carpenters and laborers receive safety training required by Cal/OSHA as well as rigorous additional training required by highly sensitive site conditions such as refinery or laboratory sites. For this OSHA High Hazard Facility Training, all employees working in refineries receive 20 hours of contractor orientation.