North Branch Construction’s dedication to jobsite safety includes the implementation of a Safety Fine Program on all of their projects. The North Branch Safety Fine Program was developed in 2005 with the intent to increase hazard recognition, reduce risk of injury, and create an overall safer working environment for all personnel working on North Branch construction sites. At a minimum, it requires subcontractors, as well as North Branch’s own employees, to abide by the OSHA Construction Industry Regulations at all times. When safety violations are observed, it is North Branch’s objective to correct them immediately. Consequently, North Branch warrants safety fines for any repeat violations.
North Branch Construction continues to raise the bar for construction jobsite safety in addition to the Safety Fine Program by performing random jobsite inspections and obtaining OSHA 30-Hour Certification for all of their Project Managers and Project Superintendents. This diligence has led to North Branch obtaining the lowest EMR of all 33 of the members of the ABC New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation Self-Assurance Group that the firm is affiliated with.
At the end of each year, North Branch donates all proceeds from the Safety Fine Program to the non-profit charities and organizations that they work with. This year, North Branch gave $1,450.00 to CATCH Neighborhood Housing. CATCH is a Concord-based non-profit organization that creates opportunities for permanently affordable, quality housing for families in Merrimack County. North Branch and CATCH are currently working together on the Bow Highlands Phase 2 workforce housing project in Bow, NH.
The firm also announces the arrival of Donald Carter to the North Branch team as Safety Director. Carter is a safety professional with numerous years’ experience as a Safety Trainer, previously owning his own safety consultation business, and is also a member of the National Safety Council.