Safety is the top priority for any successful contractor or material supplier—not only to ensure safe working conditions for employees and other contractors, but also to ensure quality craftsmanship and competitive pricing.

At The Gerken Companies, we proudly stand by the policies, procedures and regulations designed to promote safety in the construction industry. As we continue to grow, we will continue to improve our safety programs to meet and exceed industry standards.

To ensure the quality of The Gerken Companies safety program, it is closely monitored and implemented by our HR manager and safety supervisor. Interested in learning more? Contact us today.

Some of our many safety efforts include:

  • Maintaining a drug-free workplace
  • Conducting mandatory MSHA training
  • Complying with OSHA training standards
  • Conducting weekly safety meetings through “Toolbox Talks”
  • Having a safety incentive program that rewards employees for safe work habits
  • Working with the appropriate unions for safety training

Safety Suggestion Box

“Safety – Don’t Chance It, Choose It” The 2022 winning slogan was submitted by Lorena Kruse, West Millgrove Scale Clerk.

Living our safety motto takes work. Day in and day out, each member of our team must show a commitment to working safely. That commitment includes speaking up when something can be improved.

We want to hear from you. Your ideas—no matter how big or small—can make a positive impact. If you see something that can be improved, if you find a problem that needs addressed, or if you simply have feedback on the safety program, share it in our online safety suggestion box.

We hope you will share your name so that we can give proper credit for ideas that are implemented or follow-up for more details when needed. However, all comments are welcome, even if you prefer to remain anonymous.

    If you see a safety concern on the jobsite or at one of our plants, please report it to the project manager or supervisor on site so that it can be addressed immediately.