Comprehensive Safety Training Process

Each year, McAninch Corporation strives for zero injuries. To achieve this task, we ensure that each and every employee from contractors and field workers to management has undergone a comprehensive and thorough safety training. A comprehensive Safety Manual governs the performance of earthmoving and underground utility crews. New employees study the manual during a comprehensive orientation process specific to their occupation.

Operating Engineers and Laborers receive safety training from their unions during Apprenticeship. Additional training is specified for each job description and employees receive incentive compensation when their individual courses are completed. This program was developed with the cooperation of the unions and Iowa OSHA.

Leadership Safety Training

Superintendents and Field Supervisors are subject to additional training requirements, including:

  • OSHA 10/30 hours classes
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Confined Space
  • Lifting and Rigging
  • Forklift and Powered Platform
  • PPE Assessment
  • Hazard Communication

Supervisors conduct weekly “Toolbox Talks” to keep their crews mindful of safety practices in general and any hazards specific to their current work sites.

Annual McAninch Safety Meeting

At McAninch Corporation, we are committed to providing quality training and education, implementing Safety Best Practices and maintaining the highest level of Management Commitment to safety. Every winter, Field Supervisors gather at McAninch headquarters for an intensive Safety Meeting. The main focus of this meeting is the goal of zero injuries for the upcoming year. This isn’t just a goal for our team, it’s something we make our top priority in every job we work on over the year. Guest speakers from the insurance and construction industries and from government agencies give expert advice on a variety of programs and safe practices.

Why do you work at McAninch?

John Hollinger

John Hollinger – 46 Years with McAninch – Lowboy Driver

When I started at McAninch 46 years ago I was a mechanic’s assistant and then transitioned to being a driver. The people and the wages are what really sets McAninch apart from the rest. I think McAninch probably has the highest wages in the area and allow you to determine your career path without keeping you in one specific position. They let you go to schools to help expand your skillset and get better while continuing to grow in your career. McAninch has been all that I have known, but I do know that the people that have left have come back and always said ‘I wish I would have stayed here’.