Safety

Richard has a developed an award-winning safety culture that prioritizes sending everyone home safely – EVERY DAY – with zero injuries, incidents, or near misses.

Our Safety Commitment

Our vigorous and effective incident and injury prevention program includes detailed planning, organization, communication, and visible leadership. In addition, Richard management continually affirms that our commitment to safety is ingrained into every level of our company by conducting routine safety audits and continual safety training programs.

We share a personal and professional commitment to protecting the safety and health of our RIG family, our contractors, our clients and the people of the communities in which we work.

Safety Programs

Richard provides many differing services, but the safety program is a common thread woven into every aspect of our work. Safety always comes first. That is a core value here. Management understands that a successful safety program must start at the top. That’s why they’re actively involved in and devoted to providing our employees and clients with the support and guidance of well-trained safety professionals. These objectives are constant and a vital part of day-to-day operations at Richard.

It is our belief that all accidents are preventable, so we are committed to a goal of zero incidents. This commitment is a condition of employment: no job is so important that it cannot be done safely. We empower each employee to be responsible for safety. Our philosophy is that our employee’s belief, support and active engagement in our safety processes and procedures are essential to our successful safety record.

Pre-Project Safety Planning

Allows management and employees to design a safety program around the specific demands of each project, operations, and site.

Employee Selection and Hiring Program

Keeps “at risk” direct and subcontract employees (employees) off each job site.

Substance Abuse Screening Program (DISA)

Assists in ensuring all supervisors and employees are allowed to work in a substance abuse-free environment.

Safety Orientation and Training Program

Ensure all supervisors, employees and subcontractors know the site-specific safety plan and requirements.

Safety Recognition Program

Creates a positive incentive for reducing “at risk” behavior.

Record Keeping and Follow-up Program

 Enables us to monitor the effectiveness of the safety plan and to identify any weaknesses for pro-active resolution.

Accident, Injury and Near-Miss Investigations

Conducted by management and employees as they focus on “fact finding” rather than “fault finding”.

Management Support at All Levels

Reinforces a safety culture through leadership, funding commitment, personal interaction with employees, and visible participation at site audits and safety-related events.

Employee Responsibility and Empowerment

Charges all employees with the power and the obligation to stop all work around unsafe behavior or conditions.

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Awards and Recognition

The Richard team of companies are proud to have received national safety awards as well as jobsite awards extended by our clients in acknowledgement and appreciation of our ability to achieve our safety goals.

Richard realizes safety is critical and recognizes our clients’ requirements for strong safety programs.

2017

Houston Safety Excellence Awards

Houston Business Roundtable and Houston Area Safety Council’s Safety Excellence Awards for “Best of Best” in category General Contractor Medium and Newcomer of the Year.

STEP National Safety Award

Associated Builders and Contractors’ Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) National Safety Award for Work Completed in 2016.

National Safety Excellence Award

The 2016 National Safety Excellence Award winners were selected from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). member firms that achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold status in ABC’s Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP).

2016

ISTC Safety Achievement Award

ISTC Safety Achievement Award for Hours Worked for Having Over Seven Million Hours Without an OSHA Lost Workday Case

ISTC Safety Achievement Award

ISTC Safety Achievement Award for Years Worked for Having Over Two Years Without OSHA Lost Workday Case

ISTC Safety Achievement Award

ISTC Safety Achievement Award for One Million Hours Without an OSHA Lost Workday Case

ISTC Safety Achievement Award

ISTC Safety Achievement Award for Five Years Worked Without an OSHA Lost Workday Case

Gold Level Award

Associated Builders and Contractors’ STEP Award | Gold Level Award for Quality Safety Program

ISTC Safety Achievement Award

ISTC Safety Achievement Award for Three Years Worked Without an OSHA Lost Workday Case

Texas Mutual Work Safe’s Texas Award

Texas Mutual Work Safe’s Texas Award

T/A Award for Excellence

Motiva Heavy Hitters’ T/A Award for Excellence

GTBR Donald T. Bouman’s Award

GTBR Donald T. Bouman’s Award for Work Completed in 2015

Medium Construction Award

GTBR Finalist Medium Construction Award for Work at ExxonMobil Beaumont Refining and Supply

GTBR Engineering Award

GTBR Engineering Award for Work at ExxonMobil Beaumont Refining and Supply

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