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Striving for Excellence in Building Safety

Earlier this month, our Director of Health and Safety Keith Harned wrote a guest post for ProBuilder’s “Point of View” blog.  With May being National Building Safety Month, the post was all about ways to improve safety measures in the building industry.

In the post, Keith addressed the following few key points:

  • Leadership must be on board - Without commitment from leadership, it’s difficult, if not impossible, to achieve and sustain an injury-free culture. The role of leadership is to set expectations, demonstrate commitment to policy, and integrate health and safety into business objectives.
  • Employees must be engaged in the effort - While it’s up to leadership teams to instill the core values and principles within the company, you also need employees to be involved in the safety effort. It should not only be expected—it should be required. 
  • Increased reporting is the goal - Reporting and tracking injury rates is a crucial component of improving workplace safety, but how you go about tracking these instances is important. True, it’s possible to drive injury rates down by instilling fear in employees, but this ultimately causes them to under-report minor accidents or near misses.

Safety is a core value at LP, and we believe no one should get injured while working at our company. Our award winning safety and health processes are at the forefront of everything we do. 

You can read Keith’s full article on ProBuilder’s website.

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How To Protect Builds Against Rainy Climates

While many builders resort to flexible timing and weather contingency clauses to successfully navigate wet weather construction, they are still often at the mercy of the materials they use. This is why, at LP Building Solutions, we’ve been long committed to engineering building materials that stand up specifically to moisture-related challenges.

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