ZERO Injuries Culture
The safety of people and property is the cornerstone of Wanzek culture.
At Wanzek, safety is the cornerstone of our company culture. We are committed to continuous improvement through our vision of Zero Injuries. Our commitment includes an active process to instill safety values in each team member and to ensure that safe behavior is instinctive and automatic.
Zero Injuries Culture
Our company has been consistently recognized as a leader for high safety standards in our industry. We encourage a zero injuries culture among our crew and contractors, with our focus on safety planning beginning long before we mobilize to the field. Safety leadership and involvement are the core principals of our PLAN – DO – CHECK – ACT continuous improvement safety process.
Along with instilling employee safety, accident prevention and hazard control in our in-house crew, Wanzek also holds our suppliers and subcontractors to the same high standards and include them in every aspect of our project safety process.
With ongoing and comprehensive safety training and coaching, Wanzek strives to promote an environment built on teamwork and safety for every project we are involved in from the initial planning stages to completion.
The People Process
We know actions drive results, and actions are primarily driven by beliefs. We endeavor to cultivate positive beliefs about safe behavior by providing positive experiences related to safety. Some of those specific positive experiences that we want to create include recognizing employees for their involvement, affording immediate attention to at-risk behaviors and conditions that are reported, having quality tools and equipment on our projects, and allowing time in the schedule to get work done safely.
Engaging Our Workforce
Review + Recognize + Recommend + Reinforce
We engage our workforce through our R4 observation program, an integral part of our vision of zero injuries. The four Rs – Review, Recognize, Recommend and Reinforce – provide the opportunity for our team members to actively engage in the company’s safety process through an employee observation and feedback program.
In the past decade, Wanzek has received recognition from several esteemed national associations and institutions which include, the Associated General Contractors of North Dakota, North Dakota Workforce Safety & Insurance, Health & Safety Institute, National Safety Council and Associated General Contractors of America.
Awards Received in 2016
In 2016, Wanzek received the following awards and recognition for excellence in health and safety in the heavy industrial construction industry.
- National Safety Council Million Work Hours Award for operating 5,305,944 employee hours without occupational injury or illness involving days away from work
- National Safety Council Perfect Record Award for operating 2,039,408 employee hours without occupational injury or illness involving days away from work
- North Dakota Safety Council Commendation for Safety Award