JSI Safety Performance
The greatest asset of Jesse Stutts, Inc. is our people. JSI's safety program has been developed to promote a safe and healthy workplace. Protection of our personnel as well as the public is key and critical to the success of any project. Identification of and elimination of most if not all potential hazards on our worksites are considered during preplanning. We identify the goals of our safety plan on each project to be:
- Zero lost time employee mishaps
- Zero employee injuries and illnesses
- No OSHA recordable violations
- No safety related property damage
- Maintain full compliance with the contract requirements
The plan is crafted around compliance with OSHA standards 29 CFR 1926 and 1910. We take the approach that each of us are "Our Brother's Keeper" when working on site. Knowledge is responsibility, so continued training reinforces our belief that each of us is responsible for the safety of the other. Lead by our Safety Director, Kenny Beck, an OSHA Outreach Trainer, we have developed a safety and training culture of protecting each other, our equipment, materials and our customers as we work. Some key features of our training regimen include:
- OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour courses for all key office and field personnel
- First aid/CPR
- Vehicle and equipment safety
- Personal Protective Equipment use and care
- Housekeeping (as well as other jobsite requirements)
- Fall protection
- Ladder safety
- Lock out/tag out
- Safe lifting practices
- Confined space training
- Excavation safety
- NFPA 70E Training
The efforts of our program have produced key results of which all our team takes great pride. These include:
- Our current Experience Modification Rate is 0.78.
- In February 2022, we surpassed 1,800,000-man hours worked without a recordable OSHA incident or lost time.
Quality work begins with well-trained field personnel. This is a hallmark of JSI’s success. We place emphasis on professional development from the first day that a new hire comes to work for us. We have an established relationship with the North Alabama Craft Training Foundation (NACTF) which is accredited through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). New employees spend three days at Tennessee Valley Training Center being schooled and refreshed in the fundamentals of electrical construction safety prior to proceeding to their assignment in the field. Additional apprenticeship and advanced training are offered by JSI (through NACTF) which cultivates promising young talent and develops those who desire to further their abilities and advance within the firm. Our relationship with NACTF is important enough to us that one of our owners has chaired and remains active on the board with other key staff members of JSI serving as instructors at the school.