Site Planning

Before any contractor could begin work, they were required to develop a site-specific safety plan and submit it to BEAR Construction for review. This helped BEAR ensure that the safety measures being proposed were adequate for the work being performed.

Training

All BEAR employees and contractors working on-site were required to go through an orientation before starting. This orientation covered details of the site, safety information, and emergency procedures.

Site Audits

MMA’s safety team conducted an audit 2-3 times per week with BEAR Construction personnel. For the first year, this totaled 92 audits. Within these audits, 503 at-risk safety observations were identified, representing potential OSHA penalties of more than $2 million, that were able to be corrected before an issue arose. BEAR’s General Superintendent & Site Safety Manager also walked the site multiple times daily to observe the work environment and make sure contractors were performing their work safely.