Establishing a safe and healthful work environment requires everyone at PSI to make safety and health a top priority – meaning no injuries, no incidents. Our entire work force – from the CEO to the most recent hire – understands working injury and incident free is central to our mission and key to the success of PSI. Working safe – 24/7/365 – creates the kind of productive, efficient, happy and inspiring workplace everyone at PSI desires to be part of.
PSI’s safety culture is based on caring, and we define it with the demonstration of caring safety actions and a priority focus on working safe – 24/7/365. This requires each of our employees to care about their own safety, the safety of their co-workers and the safety of everyone around them and to never take safety for granted.
PSI’s current safety record is the best in our history continuing a 10-year trend during in which we have reduced the number of worker injuries by nearly 90%. We are proud of this achievement and our safety success, but we know we have more work to do as we strive to achieve zero injuries and incidents. The safety journey for “zero” never ends.
Importantly, injuries cannot just be a cost of doing business and is not just a number or statistic to be managed. Safety is about people – real people we do not want harmed or injured – people with friends, families and loved ones who depend on them. A company’s most fundamental responsibility is for every employee to go home safe every day.
As stated by Murray Savage, PSI’s CEO, “Put simply, a safe and healthy work environment is just the right thing to do. All employers should send their workers home in the same condition they came in. This is of absolute importance to PSI. I take safety and the safety of everyone in the PSI family personally.”
PSI’s Corporate Safety Department works with PSI executives, management and employees to manage a comprehensive safety program with the goal of being injury and incident free. Among areas addressed are radiation safety; medical surveillance; Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR); office, vehicle and equipment safety and checklists; PSI’s safety hotline; OSHA & job/task specific training; and PSI’s Safety & Health Manual.
Specific to training, PSI has instituted online safety training as a standard way of doing business. We administer online safety training via PSI’s in-house Learning Management System (LMS) to deliver quality, accessible, standardized and OSHA-compliant safety training on a consistent basis company-wide. New hires are expected to complete their safety training within the first day of employment. All other employees are expected to complete their assigned safety training, based on their job duties and responsibilities, by assigned due dates.
Online training is just one part of PSI’s safety training commitment. This is combined with job site and client specific training, in-the-field job task training, and required monthly local office safety training meetings for all staff.
PSI’s clients and project teammates expect us to do our part to make every project a safety success. This is an expectation and requirement we take very seriously. Safety is PSI’s first and most important Core Value. We invite you to take a moment to view PSI’s Safety Message from our CEO – PSI Safety Video.
Ethics is an important part of PSI’s culture. We expect every employee to not only know what is right, but to choose to do what is right. There is no room in today’s business environment for employees and companies who are not ethical in all they do in the workplace.
To this end, PSI is an active member of the Construction Industry Ethics & Compliance Initiative (CIECI). CIECI is an association of construction industry companies, whose goals are the advancement of cultures that encourage and support ethical behavior and compliance with the law.
Additionally, PSI requires all employees to complete the PSI Code of Ethics training course, and to abide by PSI’s written policies on “Code of Ethics” and “Procedures of Ethical Compliance.” And, PSI maintains an Ethics Hotline, where employees can confidentially report ethical concerns or improprieties for investigation and corrective action. Ethics is a PSI core value.