At Duran & Venables, we take the personal health and safety of our employees and those around us a top priority. Our mission is to provide the safest workplace possible for our employees, subcontractors, customers, and all other who enter our project sites.
To accomplish our code of safety practices, our safety programs promote an accident-free and injury-free environment. Our policy is to provide a safe working environment that is free from recognizable unsafe conditions. We comply with all Cal/OSHA, Federal OSHA and EM-385-1-1 requirements. We have gone above and beyond safety requirements by implementing a behavior-based safety program. This program was created by the DuPont Company and we have adapted the program to meet our construction company needs. This program creates a method to provide audits and observations used to identify job hazards in the workplace. Our goal is to eliminate all accidents incidents and injuries by having each team member actively looking out for each other. The cooperation and engagement of every person in our company is necessary to ensure the high safety standards that we must maintain.
Other programs include a complete Illness and Injury Prevention Program (IIPP), Heat Illness Prevention Program, Hazardous Communication Program, CPR and First Aid, daily tailgate meetings using Pre-Task Planning Cards, and more. All foremen are 30 hour OSHA trained and our current goal is to have field employees 10 hour OHSA trained. We continue to improve our safety programs to ensure members of our team receive training, tools, and resources to help maximize productivity while avoiding accidents or injuries.
A two-time winner of the Engineering and Utilities Contractors Association’s Excellence in Safety Award, Duran & Venables continues to do whatever it takes to instill safety and security in our workplace, protect the health and well-being of our employees, and ensure they go home safely to their families every day.
- Certification in trenching and excavation standards for all project managers,
superintendents, foremen, and lead personnel.
- Forty-hour hazwhopper training
- Annual grading, forklift, and bobcat training
- DOT safety compliance training
- Commercial driver training
- First aid and CPR training
- Flagger training
- Unlawful harassment training
Company-wide Super Safety meetings covering:
- Hazardous Communication Program review
- Drug and alcohol recognition in the workplace
- Hazcom training regarding use of asphalt related products
- Accident reporting and training
- USA markings awareness and identification training and review
- PPE and heat stress awareness
- New technology in excavation
- Review of field employee survey
- SWPPP awareness and responsibilities