The McAninch Safety Standard
McAninch Corporation has an uncompromising commitment to safety. We consider the safety and well-being of our employees, subcontractors, vendors, clients and the general public to be paramount. In an effort to maintain a safe working environment, we are dedicated to creating a culture of safety excellence.
Education and Safety Precautions for All
Through constant observation, Field Supervisors are fully aware of employee performance, and immediately correct practices if an individual exhibits a lack of diligence. To further assess hazards and performance, Safety Department personnel visit project sites to monitor work in progress and consult with Supervisors. Operators and laborers are required to wear appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) when situations dictate—company personnel are required to wear hardhats, safety glasses, Hi-Vis clothing and safety-toed footwear. Emergency Response Plans are in effect for all hazards to which workers may be exposed.
At McAninch’s 40-bay Maintenance Facility and transport staging area, Maintenance Safety and Transport Safety Managers constantly supervise operations. Maintenance supervision includes, but is not limited to, the safe use of tools and power equipment, proper handling of fuel and lubricants and the use of PPE. Transport oversight includes the safe loading and securing of machines on trailers. Drivers are subject to wide-ranging DOT and OSHA training.
Proof that all these efforts are successful comes from the Workers’ Compensation Modifier, or Mod Rate, tabulated by McAninch’s insurance underwriter. A Mod Rate is an insurance benchmark for a particular industry that adjusts the premium charge for Workers’ Comp coverage. The lower the rate the better the safety record, and the McAninch Mod Rate is one of the lowest in the earthmoving industry.
Doug McAninch, President of McAninch Corporation, Corporate Officers, Superintendents and Field Supervisors all take an active role in each and every personal injury and property damage investigations and play a large part in evaluating employees and procedures.
For more information, contact Raquel Whitehill, McAninch Safety Director, at 515-267-2500 or [email protected].
Why do you work at McAninch?
Brad Wagaman – 20 Years with McAninch – Welder
I came in as a lube technician, changing oil in the equipment and did that for two years. Then a position came open in the welding shop, and I’ve been doing it for the last 18 years. We’re all a close family, we all get along, everyone helps each other out. I would say they’re a good company just because of the environment we work in. The maintenance facility is nice and it makes it easier, safer for us and that trickles out in to the field. Everything is well-maintained, the tools we get to use – everything is just top-notch and makes our lives a lot easier and safer.