SAFETY

FOR a MORE POWERFUL LIFE

SAFETY

FOR a MORE POWERFUL LIFE

SAFETY IS OUR CULTURE

Safety is our #1 priority and takes precedence over all business pursuits and practices

As of the nation’s foremost electrical contractors, we’re committed to providing a safe work environment for our employees, customers, and communities. We start this commitment by pledging that we will do everything in our power to return our employees home safely to their families at the end of each work day. We’re dedicated to continuously improving our safety training, practices, and policies by incorporating proactive safety and risk management systems to mitigate and eliminate hazards on all of our work sites. This includes a broad range of possible situations or settings, including industrial safety, storm safety, high-voltage safety, and much more. Our commitment to safety starts with senior management supporting the culture of safety and compliance and permeates throughout our organization.

Continuously Improving

The company is dedicated to continuously improving our safe work practices and policies by incorporating proactive safety and risk management systems to mitigate and eliminate hazards on all of our work sites.

Creating a Safe Environment

We create an environment that places the highest value on the health and safety of our employees, customers and communities.

We Are Committed

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2023 Safety Results

TRIR

LTR

DART

EMR

J.W. Didado’s Workers Compensation experience modification rate “EMR” is well below the national average for the Utility Construction Industry. This gives us the ability to bid difficult projects while providing utilities throughout the nation a sense of security that J.W. Didado will execute the project safely and effectively.

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2023 Safety Results

TRIR

LTR

DART

EMR

J.W. Didado’s Workers Compensation experience modification rate “EMR” is well below the national average for the Utility Construction Industry. This gives us the ability to bid difficult projects while providing utilities throughout the nation a sense of security that J.W. Didado will execute the project safely and effectively.

NOTABLE SAFETY AWARDS

2023 1ST PLACE SAFE DRIVING
8.6 million miles nationwide from the American Trucking Association.

2023 SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARD, AMERICAN TRUCKING ASSOCIATION
This is for a good Employee Injury Incident rate while driving.

2023 SHEQ COIN AWARD
This is for a safe execution of work and a quality job at documenting quality inspection records.

2022 DRIVER OF THE YEAR, OHIO TRUCKING ASSOCIATION
Our Driver, Mark Mowry received the Driver of the Month award for 2.2 million miles without a crash, no discoverable Roadsides, and no citations, personal or commercial.

2022 INDUSTRIAL SAFETY CONTEST INDUSTRIAL SAFETY CONTEST 1ST SAFE FLEET AWARD,
American Trucking Association, no injuries while driving.

2022 NATIONAL TRUCK SAFETY CONTEST, 1ST PLACE FLEET SAFETY AWARD
American Trucking Association 9 million Nationwide miles without a DOT Recordable Crash and a great DOT Record.

2021 FLEET SAFETY AWARD, OHIO TRUCKING ASSOCIATION
3 million miles (No DOT Recordable Crashes Driving in Ohio).

2020 PRESIDENTS AWARD. OHIO TRUCKING ASSOCIATION
(Best Fleet in Ohio for Safe Miles Driven in Ohio and a Great DOT Safety Program).

2020 FLEET SAFETY AWARD, OHIO TRUCKING ASSOCIATION
3 million miles (No DOT Recordable Crashes Driving in Ohio).

2019 FLEET SAFETY AWARD, OHIO TRUCKING ASSOCIATION
3 million miles (No DOT Recordable Crashes Driving in Ohio).

Safe Work Plans

All successful jobs begin with a safe work plan.

Work plans are formulated before the crew arrives on the job site. We have an experienced staff of knowledgeable project managers and safety professionals executing and overseeing all jobs.

The Safe Work Plan Involves:

Job briefs/ Hazard Analysis

Job briefs take place prior to the start of each work day, at mid-day and when any conditions change.

Communication with Everyone Involved

Each member of the crew, any visitors to the work area, or other contractors are briefed on the work we are performing and how we are going to safely execute and complete the work and are required to sign in on the job brief.

Revising Job Briefs

We continually develop and improve job briefs with the intention of generating more discussions that allow crew members to communicate and share potential risk factors with ease and clarity.

Safety Observations & Audits

J.W. Didado conducts documented behavioral-based safety observations/audits to evaluate our compliance to regulatory and J.W. Didado safety processes and procedures.

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Mandatory for all levels

  • All levels of the organization are expected to be involved in the execution of this program. 
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Team Approach

  • We utilize a team approach towards safety observation and ask our peers to provide a second set of eyes. The intent is to use these observations to build on existing culture and to improve our performance.

The Capacity Model

About the Capacity Model

The Capacity Model creates a work environment that focuses on preventing an incident while also building the capacity for failure by always planning and executing our work as if failure is going to happen today. 

  • PREVENTION
    Always work to prevent errors, but focus on STKY.
  • LEARNING
    Learn from errors when (not if) they happen.
  • CAPACITY FOR FAILURE
    Build the capacity to “fail safely”.

S**t That Kills You

About STKY

It’s important for crews to start focusing on STKY scenarios that could occur on their jobsite. Significant events are a result of a release or transfer of energy that can’t be absorbed safely.

A STKY injury that results in one of the following three outcomes:

1. Life-threatening    

2. Life altering    

3. Life-ending

Our Safety Team

J.W. Didado’s safety team has the background and education to ensure that safety takes precedence over all business pursuits and practices, to implement our safety programs, and to ensure that the concerns of employees are considered.

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Our Safety Team Consists of:

  • Director of Safety Health and Environmental
  • Field Safety Supervisor
  • Manager of Safety Compliance
  • Professional Safety Coordinator

New Hire Programs

As our work force grows we take the initiative to ensure that J.W. Didado’s culture is communicated to all of our new hires.
We do this by:

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Safety Program

  • The new hire orientation safety program shares our safety expectations.
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Review Policies and Procedures

  • The new hire orientation covers the company’s expectations for safe work practices and reviews policies and procedures.
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Preparing for the Job

  • Our implementation of human performance and behavior based safety equips workers for success when they head to the field.

New Hire Programs

As our work force grows we take the initiative to ensure that J.W. Didado’s culture is communicated to all of our new hires.
We do this by:

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Safety Program

  • The new hire orientation safety program shares our safety expectations.
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Review Policies and Procedures

  • The new hire orientation covers the company’s expectations for safe work practices and reviews policies and procedures.
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Preparing for the Job

  • Our implementation of human performance and behavior based safety equips workers for success when they head to the field.

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

J.W. Didado is proud to be associated with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and believes our affiliation provides our customers the advantages of a skilled workforce with a national reputation for focusing on quality and safety.

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1033 Kelly Ave.
Akron, Ohio 44306
P: 330-374-0070

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7822 Morgan Road
Liverpool, NY 13090
P: 315-409-4519

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