Safe work, unparalleled results.
Ironwood Heavy Highway, LLC:
an industry safety leader
At Ironwood Heavy Highway, LLC, safety is the cornerstone of our business. Every project we finish is backed by highly trained, skilled work, with the welfare of our employees at heart. Each of our employees receives thorough, comprehensive training to ensure all work is completed to the highest standards of quality and safety.
Our safety training & procedures
While there are certain evergreen standards all employees must learn, our safety department is continually implementing new safety standards and regulations. For every underground utility project, land clearing project, or anything in-between, our safety department ensures everyone on-site is well-trained and prepared.
We’ve proudly held an “A” safety rating from ISNetworld since 2011.
Training programs we stand by
- New hire safety orientation
- Zero tolerance drug & alcohol policy
- 7-year background checks on new hires
- Electrical Hazard Awareness Program training (EHAP)
- Hands-on chainsaw and operations training
- Hazard communications/GHS standard
- Employees are immediately enrolled in our Utility Line Clearance Tree Trimming Certification program
- In-house Herbicide Apprenticeship program
- First Aid & CPR certification
- Weekly safety tailgate letters
- Topical safety bulletins
- A documented disciplinary program
- A documented daily job briefing and job site assessment (JSA) risk matrix on every crew
- Annual dielectric testing of tools, lifts, and aerial lifts
- PPE issued and training in its use
Our involvement in the safety community
- Giving safety presentations for local Department of Public Works and Highway Superintendent meetings
- Giving safety presentations at local colleges and insurance meetings
- Our Safety Director is a certified Tree Safety Professional (CTSP#00053), certified in 2006
- We’ve been a sitting member of the American National Stands Institute (ANSI) Z133 committee on Arboricultural Safety Operations, as well as, two subcommittees
- The Safety Department Field Superintendent holds OSHA 10, OSHA 30-hour and Hazwoper 40-hour training
- Certified construction and general industry OSHA 500 and 501 trainers
- CTSP-Certified Arborists and degreed Foresters