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Injury-Free Environment

As part of our construction management services, we provide our clients with our Injury-Free Environment® (IFE®) brand of safety. Our commitment to IFE is unparalleled in the construction industry, going far beyond the standard safety program. It is a way of life and culture, which values the worth and total well-being of all individuals on our jobsite and extends to their families. It even means starting all work days with “stretch and flex” exercises, which have proven to reduce soft tissue injuries common to construction. Moreover, all Skanska meetings will start with the topic of safety.

Stretch and Flex

An Incident Prevention Plan (IPP) will be developed specifically for each project, based on our corporate Injury-Free Environment® guidelines and the best practices developed on similar projects. We have developed extensive safety programs that produce results and have contributed to OSHA VPP Star recognition. Some components of the IPP include:

  • Infection control plans
  • Mold prevention plans
  • Employee orientation
  • Drug testing
  • Job hazard analysis
  • Hot work permit procedures
  • Confined space permit procedures
  • Project safety committee to include trade representation
  • Safety incentive and recognition
  • Evacuation planning and drills
  • Training
  • Safety inspections, interviews and audits
  • Environmental monitoring