Safety is so important to our company culture, it is the first pillar in our mission statement: “To foster a safe work environment for our employees and the general public.”
We do not consider safety as a priority, but instead a value. Priorities change, whereas values endure. At Lakeside, safety and production go hand in hand. It is not safety or production, safety vs. production, or even safety and production. We call it safe production.
We are committed to protecting the safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, subcontractors, engineers and inspectors, and the traveling public on our projects.
Our vision is to not only get every employee on a Lakeside project home safe at the end of their shift, but to get them to return safely back to work from home the next day.
Our mission is to build a culture of safety leaders who are empowered to identify and correct unsafe conditions and behaviors. This is built on the foundation of our What’s Your Exposure (WYE) program and our Safety 24/7 culture promoting safety at work, at home, and at play.
Lakeside is a pioneer in safety. We were one of the first construction companies in the Pacific Northwest to hire a full-time corporate safety director in the early 1960s. Since 1961, we have held an annual safety awards recognition program to honor our accomplishments and our retirees. We are also proud to be one of the first construction companies to implement a drug testing program in 1985.
Never resting in our relentless pursuit of exceptional safety, we challenge the status quo. We embrace new ideas and leverage technology and apps. We facilitate interactive safety meetings to promote team-based problem-solving.
We are dedicated to providing a safe working environment for our employees. Our efforts have earned us recognition by NAPA for safety innovation.
Our work is performed in demanding environments and challenging worksite conditions. Our strong safety record is a result of top-down leadership commitment, supervisory accountability, and employee engagement in safety.
Lakeside has a comprehensive safety and health program. We participate in various owner and contractor prequalification and screening programs and processes. Owners and contractors recognize that Lakeside has demonstrated strong performance when it comes to safety. Lakeside’s safety program goes above and beyond basic regulatory compliance with local, state and federal regulatory agencies.
Active members since:
1960 1969 1990
ELEMENTS OF LAKESIDE SAFETY PROGRAM
We have an entire department dedicated to ensuring our company is doing everything we can to make a positive impact on safety within our company and industry-wide.
Lakeside safety staff hold leadership roles and responsibilities in the following organizations: