International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

We have been on the journey with Incident and Injury Free (IIF) since about November of 2004. Like most we were looking for an objective approach to upgrade our safety program and reduce our incident rate. We found that we had all the tools for that to happen in place and that we needed to work on ourselves and our attitudes toward safety.

We have spent the better part of the past two years developing what we term our IIF heart. This work evolves around building or rebuilding relationships. Relationships are the basic building block to an Incident and Injury Free company building the foundation of true care and concern for the entire workforce. It also involves taking a hard look at your current relationship with safety and likely restructuring that also.

At Manson Construction we say “Nothing we do is worth anyone getting hurt for.”

We are working on further training that focuses on seeing and recognizing more safe behaviors and the conversation skills to reinforce them. We know that our workers perform in a more safe manner most of the time and yet our conversations regarding safety usually focus on what they have done wrong. This training teaches skills to address that contradiction.

Manson Construction is a 100-year-old family business built on relationships. We honor those relationships by strictly adhering to the following core values:

• We take care of our people first and always.

• We take care of our equipment.

• We do quality work.

• We strive to meet or exceed our budget and schedule requirements.

We believe that our engagement to be an incident and injury free company is a natural step in being true to our stated core values.