At Polk, we believe that there is no better way to demonstrate how much we care about our employees than to have a robust safety program.

We have an absolute belief that a zero loss workplace is possible. We believe that if we can go one day without a loss, then we can go every day without a loss. When it comes to safety and risk management our practices are not only developed to prevent injury to employees, but extend to preventing losses to automobiles, and damage to property or equipment.

At the center of our safety program is the IS IT SAFE? MAKE IT SAFE! process that provides tools and training to our employees to understand the consequences of at-risk behaviors and learn how to perform their job without putting themselves or others in harm’s way.

IS IT SAFE? MAKE IT SAFE! is designed to encourage active participation of every employee in the safety process, using the following program elements:

  • Daily P.A.T.H. (Primary Assessment of Tasks and Hazards) Reviews
  • Weekly Toolbox Training
  • Stop Work Authorization Cards
  • Near Miss Reporting
  • Behavioral Safety Observations
  • Jobsite Safety Audits
  • Safety Coaching
  • Safety training in the areas of:
    • Hazard Communication (HazCom) and Chemical Safety
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Respiratory Protection
    • Hearing Conservation
    • Electrical Safety
    • Elevated Work
    • Excavation, Trenching & Shoring
    • Confined Space
    • Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)
    • General Rules & Emergency Response
    • OSHA 10 & 30 Hour
    • CPR & First Aid
    • Crane & Rigging safety
    • SMITH driver safety training