Safety & Health Program Maximizes Safe Performance
KGS developed and implemented a comprehensive Corporate Safety and Health (S&H) Program that contains integrated procedures for planning, controlling, and enforcing safety in the workplace. Our team of professionals develop, administer, and continually update our program and provide guidance and training to employees throughout all levels of the organization. We are committed to safety and to a corporate culture in which all employees are knowledgeable of potential workplace hazards.
KGS has and continues to achieve excellence in safety, and we work hard to maintain a high level of performance. This commitment has resulted in zero accidents or injuries in the 18-year history of the firm, a current EMR of 0.79, and zero OSHA ORIR, TRIR, or DART cases in our history. This outstanding safety record has been achieved in rigorous, safety-challenging environments.
The emphasis of our S&H Program is continuous improvement. This, along with the implementation of innovative practices, allow us to accomplish the objective of strengthening each aspect of our S&H Program to achieve our ongoing goal of zero injuries and/or illnesses. We maintain the belief and establish the culture that the safety and quality of life of our employees is our first priority and must never be compromised during the course of conducting our business.
Never Compromise on Safety
Challenge coins are presented in recognition of superior safe behavior. All employees and subcontractors may participate.
KGS has a Safety Advocates Team that oversees all safety aspects and reports directly to the GM and Director of Operations. We maintain strict adherence to safety training, safety awareness, and safety protocols, including safety as one of our performance evaluations for each employee.
Safety Program Highlights
KGS achieves excellence in safety and health with zero accidents or injuries in the 18-year history of the firm.
“…EPA and Corps personnel (including myself) visited the facility and inspected the operation. Both agencies were very satisfied with the efficiency of the operation including the health and safety protocols…”—Daniel Lee, PE, Chief of Construction, USACE New York District
“I appreciate your work on this project. It was a very large and challenging assignment in buildings I consider to be dangerous to enter, and not from the standpoint of hazardous materials… I often was crossing my fingers that no one on your team would get hurt. Thanks goes to your team for being careful… Thanks for your effort on this pretty nasty assignment…”—Schuyler Larrabee, DCAM PM