At CSM Group, we lead with safety, and it's ingrained in everything that we do, from the way we manage our projects to how we train and equip our employees. We believe that safety on every job site involves the proactive prevention of unsafe conditions through training, preparing, planning, communicating, monitoring, and reporting - and have focused our efforts on reducing safety-related incidents on our job sites across the country.
This is accomplished through the implementation of behavioral science to transform leadership at all levels of the organization. We believe that it’s a basic human right to have a safe place to work and strive to help others understand behaviors to reduce and prevent workplace injuries.
Our safety leaders are individuals who take it upon themselves to recognize and address safety issues, whether it’s in their job description to manage safety or not. Our motto is “Lead with Safety” and that applies across all levels of the organization.
Individuals are provided an opportunity to pursue credentials from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), including Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC). Currently, CSM Group is a Ruby Sponsor of the STSC program with 39 active STSC credential holders.
CSM Group utilizes Procore to plan and execute work more efficiently and position ourselves to safely keep up with the pace and complexity of today’s built environment.
Improving our safety performance starts with monitoring data using leading indicators such as toolbox talks, safety program performance reviews, near-miss/close call reports, incident reports, safety meetings, safety pre-planning, and safety data feedback. We utilize Procore’s Quality and Safety components to track all of this information so that we can focus on addressing behaviors that have the most impact on our safety performance.
We host monthly safety roundtables on the fourth Thursday of every month with the goal of sharing best practices around topics such as scaffolding, excavation and trenching, hazard recognition, and other relevant industry topics.
Our roundtables are open to any employee, client, trade partner, vendor, or supplier that would like to attend to learn more about that particular subject matter, as well as have valuable facetime with our team of experts to ask questions or discuss particular concerns that they may have.
In a safe workplace, I can provide for my family. A workplace injury may mean they would need to provide for me. Safety means everything!
Safety is most important to me because it's the right thing to do. We all have an obligation to ourselves, our family, our friends, and our colleagues.
I choose to work safely because I don’t think that it is a choice but rather an obligation - an obligation to my fellow human beings as well as to myself. We deserve to exist in an environment that is both nurturing and safe for all.
I work safely for my family, my peers, and the overall success of the projects I am grateful to be a part of.
I choose to work safely because everyone, including myself, should go home in the same condition as when starting their work day. The most important thing in life is spending it with those you cherish and that is key to always being safe!
I work safely because it is simply the right thing to do. From a humanistic perspective, I understand and embrace my ability to influence others by exemplifying that I truly care for their health and well-being.
I work safely because I want to be able to enjoy a full and active life outside of work.
I lead with safety to help create an environment that impacts individuals to work safely inside and outside of the 'work environment.'
I work safely because I want everyone on the job site, including myself, to go home safe and injury-free. It is important to me that everyone on the projects that I oversee is safe.
I work safely and want others to do so because nobody should feel like they are in danger when they are at work. If people feel like they are in a safe environment, then I believe they will be better members of the team.
"How can I do this more safely?" is not only a question we should ask ourselves, but THE question we must be asking in every situation. Why is safety important to me? Simply stated, a lack of safety consideration jeopardizes my paramount goal of providing for and being present for, my family.
Job site safety is a lifestyle, not just a requirement. Adjusting your mindset to a safe lifestyle will be extremely invaluable for your co-workers, yourself, and your family!