Lead with Safety Program

At CSM Group, we lead with safety. Planning and preparing ensures on-site safety and reduces preventable safety-related incidents, resulting in a safe, but also timely and efficient, construction project. Safety on every job site involves the proactive prevention of unsafe conditions through training, preparing, planning, communicating, monitoring, and reporting. CSM Group incorporates safety into every project from pre-construction through project closeout.

CSM Group also holds a monthly safety roundtable where safety-focused individuals meet to discuss best practices and opportunities for improvement as it relates to safety. Please click here for more information on our 2021 safety roundtable series.


Planning for Safety

Planning for safety begins in pre-construction during the design phase of a project. Plan and document reviews are conducted to review means and methods of construction, which allows us to engineer in safety for the life of a project, as well as include safety features that will remain with the building for facilities maintenance staff to utilize for the life of the structure.

By conceptually planning for safety and engineering out hazards – and engineering in safety features – allows for the elimination of hazards without ever putting a worker in harm’s way. When documents are released for construction, safety expectations are clearly defined for every worker that will be involved with the construction of the project.

During the construction of the project, we utilize a 3-week look-ahead that allows us to foresee any potential hazards that might appear, as well as look back at what has been accomplished and could have been improved and incorporated into future work. We also utilize daily task-specific job safety analysis (JSA) to plan out each day’s work to ensure equipment, manpower, and training is sufficient to perform the work safely.

Safety Support

CSM Group will provide on-site support for trade contractors or owners; our eyes and ears on the project will assist with workforce safety issues and will ensure that you are following OSHA and company safety policies. We will also review or assist with writing site-specific safety plans for facilities or construction programs, and perform audits to determine if your safety programs are compliant with OSHA requirements. CSM Group will also help identify training deficiencies or needs, and will assist with planning and scheduling training resources as well as recordkeeping for trainings and certifications.

Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)

CSM Group can audit existing lockout/tagout (LOTO) procedures for facilities or projects to determine if they are in compliance and all energy sources and/or hazards are identified. We can also assist with updating existing LOTO procedures that are identified to be deficient, write new LOTO procedures for new lines, equipment, or processes that might have been added since the last LOTO procedures were written, and train staff on new or updated LOTO procedures.

Machine Guarding

We can audit existing and new facility equipment to ensure proper machine guarding is in place to eliminate hazards associated with moving or rotating parts, including interlock and barrier guarding. We will also provide a detailed list of deficiencies with recommendations for corrections, and will work with on-site maintenance to acquire and install proper guarding. If the on-site maintenance team does not have the time available to make the corrections, we will outsource the work to ensure it is performed in a timely and effective manner.

Facility and Life Safety Audits

CSM Group can perform mock insurance facility reviews to determine compliance with your insurance carrier’s requirements for business, and will determine if all life safety measures are up to the insurance carrier’s requirements (fire protection system, alarms, egress signage, egress hardware for doors, etc.). We will also provide written reports on items that may need attention prior to your next facility inspection prior to the insurance company or fire marshal inspection. CSM Group can also assist in outsourcing any deficiencies that may require correction or upgrade.