Austin Industries maintains one of the most impressive safety records in the industry, and our number one commitment is the safety of our people, and our number one goal is zero incidents. Safety is everyone’s first job. That’s why every worker goes home in the same condition as they arrived.
Safety isn’t just an objective or a priority with Austin Industries; it is a requirement that is thoroughly embedded in our culture. Our commitment to a zero-incident, drug-free environment extends from our head office to each field operation, maintaining optimum assurance for all stakeholders.
Our ability to avoid unsafe conditions and lost-time accidents is due, in large part, to extensive training and safety practices. Safety performance is managed, measured and required on a project-wide basis, recognizing and rewarding excellence among our employee-owners as well as our subcontractors.
Austin maintains a safety record that is one of the best in its industry – 85 percent better than the national average. While other companies regard safety and quality as separate goals, we know that quality is rooted in safety. Our management team, both in the field and at the highest levels of our corporate leadership, asserts remarkable accountability for safety – our benchmark for evaluating job performance and project success.
Safety execution plans and job safety checklists are required on all Austin projects. Our ability to avoid unsafe conditions and lost-time accidents is largely a result of extensive training and excellent safety practices.
Safety professionals and staff members make continual visits to our jobsites to ensure that all employee-owners successfully implement training and safe practices during each workday. Employee-owners are empowered to stop work if they see an unsafe act and correct it.
Safety performance is managed, measured and required on a project-wide basis. We recognize and reward excellence among our employee-owners as well as our subcontractors.
Austin Industries has been honored with numerous local, regional and national safety awards, and was the first recipient of the prestigious Star status from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Programs. We have also received the QUOIN Safety Excellence Award for safe jobsite conditions.
Our pioneering efforts in demonstrating that a contractor can successfully apply all the requirements of the OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) have gained recognition by local, regional and national OSHA offices, as well as our customers.
Noteworthy safety achievements by Austin Industries and our companies include multiple Houston Business Roundtable Safety Excellence Awards, multiple National Petrochemical and Refiners Association Awards of Merit, participation in the OSHA VPP Star program, safety awards from both the Associated General Contractors and Associated Builders & Contractors, and six Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Star sites by OSHA.