Safety & Compliance

Christopher Hoffer
Safety Manager
Andrew Shaffer
Field Safety Coordinator
Anthony Schotts
Field Safety Coordinator

Our four guiding principles:

  1. Injuries are preventable
  2. Perform a job only if it is safe
  3. Working safely is a condition of employment
  4. Practice and expect safe behavior everywhere, every day.
  • At R.G. Smith, one of our most important assets are our workers. Our goal is to provide them with a safe work environment that is compliant with OSHA and industry standards; and free of recognized hazards.
  • This minimizes injuries and lost time, helping lower costs for our customers and achieving our bottom line.
  • Our Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIP) is below industry averages, and our goal is ALWAYS zero injury incidents.
  • To accomplish this, R.G. Smith’s Safety Division is comprised of (3) personnel who are solely dedicated to safety, education, and compliance.
  • The safety division combined experience  totaling to over 40 years.
  • Our Division Manager and Field Safety Manager conduct regular site audits/ inspections AND conduct and coordinate training for our workforce.
  • Our safety administrator works in house to process and assure accuracy on claims, keeping related records and documentation on par, and processing related pre-qualifications and third party registration up to date.
  • Regular training covers a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:
  1. Customer site specific training
  2. Quarterly supervisor safety updates
  3. OSHA 10 & 30 hour programs
  4. First Aid/ CPR/ AED training
  5. Confined space entrant/ attendant
  6. Fall prevention/ fall protection
  7. Competent person excavation/ trenching
  8. Competent person scaffold erection
  9. Crane signaling
  10. Proper PPE usage
  11. Respirator Fit Testing