Safety at NADC
NADC has a simple goal—to
work accident free!
requires each of us to pay careful attention to every detail of
our daily operations to make each day as safe as the last. Safety
cannot be a realistic goal unless every individual in our organization,
including you, feels as committed as we do.We all have families
who feel our pain when we are ill or injured. At NADC we want them
to know only the joy and satisfaction that comes from the confidence
that our work is being done well and safely.
We have invested considerable time and effort into the formation
of our Corporate Safety Program and we want to make this a "living
document" that is capable of change and improvement brought
about by your suggestions.
The participation of every employee, subcontractor,
and customer of NADC is absolutely essential. We are partners in
success and therefore, must share the responsibility of doing our
very best to identify any unsafe conditions or acts and bring them
to our attention.
NADC is dedicated to providing the safest workplace environment as possible. This means providing our personnel with the right training, equipment and support to make sure that safety is paramount on all of our work sites.
This comittment has contributed directly to our low EMR as illustrated below:
of Michigan (CAM) Safety Achievement Awards
NADC has received several CAM Safety Achievement award
in the "Zero Injury" category with below the industry
averages for Lost Workdays, Days with Transfer or Restriction, or
OSHA Recordables. We are very proud of this achievement and continue to strive
for a zero injury workplace.
"Congratulations on your CAM Safety
With the lowest submitted EMR it is clear that, over time, your
has put safety at the top of your priority list. Given the nature
your work this achievement is truly commendable"
— Joseph M. Forgue,
Director of education and Safety Services
Construction Association of Michigan
"All too often we find ourselves discussing near misses and first aids and not
the positive things that are seen on a project site. That’s what prompted me to
send you this quick e-mail. While visiting the site this afternoon I attempted
to access Phase 2 of the work area. As you are aware this is the area your
crews are currently removing the floor steel.
Your crew had a man assigned to watching the door in an effort to only allow
your team in the work area. I questioned him a few times as to what was going
on in the area and his response was that he was told to only allow NADC
personnel through that door. That is exactly the type of response
we’re looking for from your crews.
This worker demonstrated the type of professional and safety minded attitude
that needs to be recognized. Let him know we appreciate what he’s doing out
there and to keep up the great attitude on safety!"
— Kevin Foucher
Vice President - Construction
Safety Summary - Procedures
Historically, safety concerns have plagued the demolition
industry, and can supersede any other project successes. North American
Dismantling has established one of the "safest" safety
records in the industry . This record is in jeopardy every day,
on every site. Demolition is a dangerous occupation and safety requires
much more than just a conscious effort.
North American Dismantling Corp. (NADC) maintains a complete and
extensive Health and Safety Manual, which is continually upgraded
to comply and promulgate the ever-changing OSHA, EPA, DNR and other
governmental agency regulations. NADC presents and updates any new
information to our staff via newsletters, management meetings and
corporate sponsored safety seminars. In addition, NADC has a mandatory
drug testing program to ensure a drug free and safe work environment.
Each employee is drug screened at the time of hire and surprise
drug tests are held periodically at the discretion of NADC management.
The following is an outline of North American Dismantling's Health
and Safety Manual.
• NADC Health and Safety Policy Statement
• NADC Safety Organization
• Employee & Subcontractor Safety Orientation
• Safety and Health Procedures
• Pre-Demolition Safety Planning
• Subcontractor Safety Prequalification Guidelines
• Accident Investigation and Reporting
• Hazardous Communication – “Employee Right-to-Know”
• Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy
• Confined Space Entry
• Fall Protection
• Continuous Improvement Policy
• Special Safety Procedures
Each of North American Dismantling's project managers, superintendents,
and key personnel have received OSHA 30 hour safety training, 40-hour
Hazardous Waste Procedures, Asbestos Awareness Training, Lead Awareness
Training, CPR Training and First Aid Training.
Prior to the start of a project, North American Dismantling conducts
an extensive Pre-Demolition Survey to identify all possible safety
hazards that may exist.
The core to North American Dismantling's safety record has its
foundation in three principles.
1.) Mechanized demolition to reduce manual labor and exposure
to hazardous conditions,
2.) Project planning from the very first day, must have safety
as the primary objective; and project experience must allow the
vision of every phase of the project, thus anticipating safety
concerns. Demolition can be reduced to the fundamentals of physics
and geometry, i.e., the principle that every action results in
an equal and opposite reaction . The foremost safety factor is
distance , from the point of implosion or impact, from falling
debris and from demolition equipment. A safe distance is maintained
through project planning (Don't work yourself into a corner),
the utilization of properly sized demolition equipment (distance
of the operator from the building is dictated by the height/size
of the equipment utilized for dismantling), and reducing human
exposure to hazards (optimizing mechanical equipment usage over
3.) Personnel training supports the premise that nothing can
promote safety better than knowledgeable and experienced personnel
on the job site. Putting a safety officer armed with a safety
plan on the site is not enough. Every operator and laborer must
be trained, understand the project plan, and be familiar with
the site hazards.
North American Dismantling trains, documents, and orientates every
operator and laborer to a project site and conducts routine safety
meetings. NADC urges our customers to inspect our safety training
records and participate in the safety meetings.