Our Approach to Safety

Our track record and rigorous safety procedures will ensure every person within a project, including the general public will arrive home safely each day to their families and loved ones.

Even before Safety was in fashion, Holt Construction had a time proven track record of Safety Compliance. Our long-term relationship with repeat clientele proves our on-going commitment to this aspect of the construction environment.

All applicable Holt Construction Corp. safety practices, procedures, specifications, health and safety plans need to be communicated, understood, and strictly adhered to. All workers are encouraged to take the necessary time to seek advice and clarification if they have any safety related questions or concerns. Co-workers need to intervene immediately if unsafe practices are observed or anticipated.

Our Safety Guidelines

Our Corporate Safety Officer modifies each project safety program, taking into account site specific job conditions that need to be recognized and migrated. Pre-bid reviews with the estimating department is the key in providing a site specific safety approach for both the workers and public. Depending on the location of each project, Holt recognizes the need to be familiar with all public services as well as local mandates as they relate to the project. Safety has evolved into two classifications, the safety of the worker as defined by The Federal Department of Labor Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR 1926 Construction Standards and Public Safety, as defined by local and State mandates not addressed in federal code. Holt has a history of successfully managing these ever-changing guidelines in conjunction with promoting a productive and efficient job-site environment.

Holt’s site specific Safety Plan and overall Safety Program will identify all of the applicable safety requirements. Among the requirements of this Program are: Submission of a project specific safety plan from each subcontractor, preparation of Task Hazard Analysis for critical activities, weekly Tool-Box Meetings with their tradesmen to get their feedback and suggestions and to promote worker training, hazard awareness and protective measures. Sign-in sheets will be provided and maintained by Holt for record keeping.

Healthcare Safety

In addition to OSHA Safety Standards and the 2012 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code and NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code, we recognize that hospitals must comply with The Joint Commission (TJC) standards as well as local and state authority requirements. In particular, we recognize the construction risks of infection control and life safety during particular projects that impact the patient care environment. Holt ensures that risks presented in a particular construction environment are identified and addressed through a process of pre-construction risk assessment (PCRA), planning, training and on-going site inspections.

Holt’s Project Management and Superintendent staff have all attended OSHA 30 – hour construction training and most have or will complete the ASHE Healthcare Construction training program. This allows them to recognize dangerous conditions or actions and to initiate steps to mitigate the risks. This training also allows them to support Holt’s Safety personnel, who periodically conduct site safety inspections to ensure compliance at all times, which is an essential element to the success of the project specific Safety Plan.

Even before Safety was in fashion, Holt Construction had a time proven track record of Safety Compliance. Our long-term relationship with repeat clientele proves our on-going commitment to this aspect of the construction environment.

Aviation Safety

In an Airport environment where construction activities are on-going, we recognize that there is a need to ensure the safety of customers, visitors, and staff, as well as the construction workers. In addition to OSHA Safety standards as well as local and Port Authority requirements, we recognize the construction risks of noise and dust control as well as life safety during particular projects that impact the Airport environment. Holt Construction ensures that risks presented in a particular construction environment are identified and addressed through a process of planning, training and on-going site inspections.

Holt’s Corporate Safety Director drafts a project specific Safety Plan, taking into account site specific job conditions that need to be recognized and mitigated to protect both our workers and the airport population. A pre-bid review with the Estimating Department is one key in providing a site-specific safety approach for both workers and the public. Inclusion of airport specific policies and procedures that address Hazard Control, adds specific elements that are essential to a comprehensive plan. Recognition of access to Port Authority services, Police and Fire Departments are necessary plan elements that help establish an “aviation” culture of safety. All sub-contractors are obligated by contract to comply with the project specific Safety Plan and are apprised of its existence prior to submitting their bids. Each Contractor must identify a competent person for safety, in accordance to OSHA Construction Standards, and shall be held accountable, for trade specific hazard compliance.

Construct Secure Approval

Holt Construction registered with ConstructSecure Inc. and provided all of the requested information on their EHS history. We were certified to meet or exceed the requirements.

ISNetworld Certification

Holt Construction has received an “A” Rating from ISNetworld for its Environmental Health and Safety Programs. ISN has been contracted by many of the major corporations to determine adherence to their individual EHS programs.

NYS Consultation Program

Holt Construction Corp. received an astonishing above Industry Standards Level of achievement in its first full year of involvement in the New York State Consultation Program.