PEC develops a site specific Health and Safety Plan (HASP) for all projects where field work is required. The HASP describes what kinds of hazards are involved in a project, how they can be eliminated or controlled, and what sort of equipment will be used to ensure the safety of everyone including the workers. PEC HASP’s include Material Safety Data Sheets for contaminants expected to be encountered, physical hazards, site control measures, and a map to the nearest medical assistance facility. Prior to beginning work each day, a tailgate safety meeting is held to discuss the HASP and any other safety issues which may be present at the site. All PEC employees and subcontractors are required to sign the HASP acknowledging that they have reviewed the HASP, understand the information contained, and agree to comply.
All PEC employees wear class 3 safety vests, safety toe boots, and ANSI Type 1, Class C hard hats when overhead hazards are present. All PEC vehicles are equipped with first aid kits and fire extinguishers. In addition, all work zones are surrounded by 28-inch orange traffic cones with reflective collars. All PEC employees have received 40-hour HAZWOPER training along with annual 8-hour OSHA refresher courses.