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We believe all accidents are avoidable. Our goal is Zero Incidents – no harm to person, property, the environment, or our reputation. This philosophy is a fundamental Phillips & Jordan (P&J) premise and a shared commitment by all P&J employees. We embrace individual accountability and this starts with leadership. Our Chief Executive Officer has primary accountability for the safe execution of our work. This “tone at the top” is conveyed to each level of leadership in our organization. Safety is embraced throughout the company and ranks above all other aspects of our business, including schedule and production.

We are passionate about planning. Daily Pre-Work Safety meetings and Job Safety Analysis reviews are prepared for each job and crew on a daily basis and throughout the day as operations change. We track near misses, measure and analyze trend. Every employee is empowered to Stop Work without fear of retaliation if they recognize an unsafe working condition. Unsafe work environments may be reported anonymously through the posted company hotline.


As part of our ongoing corporate mission to eliminate serious injuries or fatalities (“SIF”), all incidents are reviewed for the potential to have resulted in a SIF. We have an aggressive “lessons learned” protocol and root cause analysis – did the incident result from inadequate or no policy guidance, or non-compliance with existing policies? Findings are analyzed in conjunction with a formal accountability program and adjustments, if necessary, are made immediately.

At P&J, we have a team of environmental, safety, and health (ES&H) professionals headed by a corporate Vice President of Safety and Risk Management. This team’s role is to facilitate a safe work environment throughout P&J’s operations by ensuring the consistent implementation of the company safety policy and processes. This is accomplished through onboarding and training, safety inspections and site audits, as well as, incident investigations.



Some of the key components of P&J’s Environmental, Safety, and Health Program are:

  • New Employee Onboarding
    • 120-day Incident Free Program introduces new employees to P&J’s Core Values and Priorities and Zero Incident Expectations.
    • Fitness in Task Program ensures new employees are in the proper physical condition to perform their assigned job duties.
    • New Employee Safety Orientations are conducted by site supervision to ensure workers are properly trained in the tasks to be performed and knowledgeable of P&J’s programs.
    • Continuous Training is provided both in the field and in formal meetings and seminars.
  • Planning
    • Pre-Construction Safety Surveys are held with all levels of management and led by a member of the P&J ES&H Team.
    • Daily Toolbox Safety Meetings are held to communicate ES&H issues.
    • Daily Job Safety Analysis reviews are conducted for each project and discrete operation within a jobsite.
    • Continuous Reviews are conducted of plans and procedures including reviews of how we respond to each recognized hazard, incident, or near miss.
  • Incident Management
    • Ouch Protocol ensures all incidents, no matter how minor, are immediately reported and managed so that employees receive timely and appropriate treatment.
    • SIF Program requires that all incidents are analyzed for the potential to result in a serious injury or fatality.
    • Incident investigations are designed to identify root causes and apply lessons learned.
    • Safety Stand Downs – aggressive reactions to incidents and near misses, even those incidents from other on-site contractors.
  • Safety Committee – led by the President, meets monthly, serves semi-annual terms, and includes representatives from all markets and levels of management and crafts.
  • Drug Free Workplace Program – Pre-employment, post incident, reasonable suspicion, and random drug testing.
  • Safety Metrics are key performance indicators in our strategic plan, and are used extensively to identify and mange trend.
  • Regular Subcontractor Review by management on a “safety first” basis.

Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands.