TEXO Safety Services

A key goal of TEXO is to promote safe building practices through training, safety initiatives and specific programming for all construction firms.

Jobsite Audit/Analysis

TEXO’s safety representatives will do a physical walkthrough of your jobsite(s) utilizing a documentation tool allowing for a comprehensive and consistent method of collecting, documenting and analyzing both “safe” and “unsafe” jobsite information. The safety representative will use this information to assist your firm in creating a more accurate baseline for safety performance. Upon completion of the walkthrough, the jobsite superintendent and the home office will receive the documentation and a formal report.

Jobsite Audit Request Form

Safety Training

TEXO provides education and training to workforce personnel to assure compliance, awareness of all mandated changes, and know-how to perform their jobs safely. 

The following classes are offered throughout the year, in both English and Spanish: 
  • TEXO Safety First Classes, with optional OSHA 10 Hour Component 
  • OSHA 30 Hour Refresher Course
  • OSHA 30 Hour Course
  • Confined Space Awareness
  • First Aid/CPR
TEXO also offers the following Awareness Training upon request:
(minimum of 5 people)
  • Work Zone Safety
  • GHS 
  • Rigging & Flagging
  • Hand Signaling
  • Fall Protection
  • Scaffolding

Publications

Jobsite Posters (available in English & Spanish)
  • Federal 
  • State

OSHA Manuals
Safety Videos

For more information and to order any of the above, please contact Lois Hamilton


Silica Spotlight

TEXO Members: Hilti, the TEXO Safety Committee and its subcommittee focusing on new standards and best practices, is providing the following resources to facilitate compliance with OSHA's Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica.  Thank you to Hilti and the subcommittee members who have spent so much of their time for the benefit of all TEXO members!  

American Industrial Hygiene Association Recommended Skills and Capabilities for Silica Competent Persons
Silica Exposure Assessment
Presentation on Silica
Small Entity Compliance Guide for Silica
Dust Removal System Submittals
Written Exposure Control Plan
Written Medical Report for Employee

Member Recognition

Firm Awards

These awards are recognized at the annual Construction Safety Professionals Day in November each year.

CONSTRUCTION SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARDS                                                                                                          

The purpose of the CSEA is to recognize those construction companies who excel at safety performance. CSEA will closely examine each candidate's commitment to safety and occupational health management and risk control. Unlike other safety award program that limits the criteria to frequency rates, the CSEA selection process is considerably more comprehensive. Each application will be reviewed for evidence of:
Company management commitment
Active employee participation
Safety training
Work site hazard identification and control
Safety program innovation

For more information, click here
Applications are available in mid to late October
Due Date – TBA

NATIONAL AGC SAFETY AWARDS

Recognizing AGC Contractor Members for Safety Excellence Since 1926, the National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) program has been an ongoing effort to offer AGC members an opportunity to evaluate their safety record. NASA compares a member's safety record with other AGC members according to the member size and construction type. Additionally, NASA provides a great opportunity for contractor members to compete for nationally recognized awards that have excellent safety records.

For more information, click here
Due Date – typically February each year

SAFETY TRAINING EVALUATION PROCESS - STEP

Established in 1989 by the ABC National Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Committee, the Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) program was developed and written by contractors, for contractors. There is no charge for this service (unless you are applying for STEP Diamond or Platinum, or submitting via the paper application), and your responses are strictly confidential.
To complete the application online and submit directly to National ABC - Click Here
To complete the paper application and submit to TEXO- Click Here
Due Date – June 30, 2017

NATIONAL SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARDS                                                                                                                                                         

The ABC National Safety Excellence Awards recognize companies who exhibit a continued commitment to jobsite safety and whose safety performance and programs are judged to be exemplary by the ABC National Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Committee. Awards are based on data submitted via STEP applications, essay questions and video interviews with company Presidents/CEOs/Principals about their corporate safety culture. Award categories are based on a company's total work-hours per calendar year and placement within the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
The National Safety Excellence Award competition is open to all STEP Diamond and Platinum recipients at no cost. STEP Gold recipients may apply for the NSEA competition for a $450 application fee.

For more information, click here
Applications are available in mid to late September
Due Date - TBA

 Jobsite of the Quarter

This award is determined by the TEXO Safety Professionals during their Jobsite Audits to recognize an exceptionally safe job.  To sign your jobsite up to be visited by TEXO Safety Professionals, fill out the form at the top of this wepage and contact Lois Hamilton to put your project on the list!

 

 

Individual Awards

Safety Professional of the Year

Recognized During the annual TEXO Holiday & Awards Gala

                   

         2016 General Safety                                               2016 SPECIALTY SAFETY
     Professional Of the Year                                  PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR 

Eli Martinez, Austin Commercial                    Scott Sears, Walker Engineering

Safety Superstars

Each month at both the Safety Superintendent Forum and the Latino Safety Superintendent Forum, a Safety Superstar is named.  These individuals have been nominated by their peers for their dedication to work safe, and selected by the Safety Committees for each Forum.  To nominate someone who deserves to be recognized for their commitment to safety, complete the form below and send to Lois Hamilton.  

Safety Superstar Nomination Form

 

2017 Safety Superstars


Juan Fernandez
Journeyman Electrician
Walker Engineering 

Zeke Torrado
Pipe Foreman
TDIndustries

Getting Involved

Interested in getting involved in the TEXO Safety Initiatives?  Here are the available opportunities:

SAFETY LEADERSHIP TEAM

TEXO’s Safety Leadership Team meets monthly, discussing and designing innovative ways and approaches to industry safety related issues. The group solicits ideas from safety professionals about TEXO’s role in construction industry safety, health, and environmental risk control to set “Best Practices” to be shared by the entire industry.

SAFETY COMMITTEE

In conjunction with the Safety Leadership Team, the Safety Committee and the Latino Safety Committee assist in the development and implementation of all Safety, Health and Environmental Services through innovative programs, “Best Practices,” educational forums, management and technical training, audits, etc. The group will work to increase participation of TEXO member firms through championing all programs through written and personal communications in both English and Spanish.

2017 Safety  Committee Officers

Chair – Gradlin Franks, The Beck Group
Latino Chair - Aaron Williams, Azteca Enterprises, Inc.
Chair Elect – Jeff Wolfla, Humphrey & Associates
Latino Chair Elect- Chencho Medrano, Balfour Beatty Construction
Secretary – Melanie Laird, 
FC Construction Services

TEXO SAFETY FORUMS

Forums provide TEXO members with a place to meet on a regular basis for the purpose of collaboration and honest dialogue and an excellent arena for networking and relationship building. The result is stronger relationships between members who are tackling similar issues often from different perspectives.

SAFETY/SUPERINTENDENT FORUM
Safety and Superintendent professionals and others concerned about jobsite safety meet each month to discuss mutually identified issues and to learn from guest speakers and each other. Meets the first Wednesday of each month.

LATINO SAFETY FORUM
Hispanic Safety and Superintendent professionals and others concerned about jobsite safety meet each month to discuss mutually identified issues and to learn from guest speakers and each other.