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?
Reece Turner – 2 Years with McAninch – Driver
I applied here almost 2 years ago and was interested in getting in to the lowboy side, but they gave me other opportunities and kept me busy in a side-dump. They’ve helped me progress to that position and helped me get my hazmat endorsement so I could get to that spot. The people are great – I really like the flexibility, they’re not going to hassle you if you need to go to a doctor’s appointment. They pay pretty well here, and they’re willing to help you out in more ways than just monetarily too. If you need help outside of work, they’re there for you and are always willing to listen.