"It is the policy of Tuttle Construction to provide all employees with a safe and healthful work environment and as free as possible from recognized hazards. It is also our policy to maintain and actively support a comprehensive Employee Safety and Health program."
~Byron Winner, Director of Safety
Our Commitment to Safety
W.I.S.E.: "Worker Initiated Safety Efforts" (WISE)
The Tuttle "WISE" Program is a custom, proactive safety process developed to better monitor and track employees' safety behaviors. It is a people-based and behavior-based safety process focusing on individual acts and work methods, providing safety predictors that can be better managed. By human nature, people tend to take chances when it comes to safety and take short cuts to be more efficient. A lax attitude towards safety ultimately leads to injuries. The Tuttle W.I.S.E. Safety Program was developed and designed as a "no-name, no-blame" system, where our employees observe and record both safe and unsafe behaviors. This information is entered into a data base that we use to proactively manage these behaviors. This has resulted in significantly improving Tuttle's percentage of safe behaviors and outcomes.
What does W.I.S.E. mean for our customers? Ultimately, a safer job site, safer workers, and a safer environment for all of the individuals who occupy the facility.
A good safety record aids in identifying a "good" contractor. However, having a good safety program is simply not enough. At Tuttle, we expect excellent safety performance as well as an unmatched safety program. This kind of commitment to safety is the key to having a quality-conscious organization. We take safety very seriously and as such, we communicate this throughout our company by the following measures:
- Daily W.I.S.E behavior observations
- Daily Task Safety Analysis
- Continual monitoring of our W.I.S.E. program
- Enforcement of emergency action plan
- Frequent training sessions
- Injury reporting and investigation
- Monthly newsletter safety up-dates, tips and reminders
- Safe work behavior incentives
- Subcontractor safety requirements
- Weekly "Tool Box Talks" on the job site
- Weekly documented safety inspections
- Weekly documented safety meetings