Carl A. Nelson & Company has developed and executed a safety and health program which protects our employees, subcontractor employees, project owner employees and the public at large. Our program has been recognized by our clients, our peers, our insurance company, and the Department of Labor. One of the reasons for our success is because we hold "Safety" as one of our core business values. Safety is a core value for three very important reasons. In order of importance they are:
- People. We believe that we have a moral obligation to take care of the health and welfare of our employees while they are at work so that they may enjoy their families and the fruits of their labor after hours. We have invested a substantial amount of resources in training, tools and equipment to ensure our employees can go home at the end of each shift.
- Profit. We need to obtain and perform work to support our living. However, by investing in a good safety program, we are able to minimize expenses such as workers' compensation and disruption to our workforce.
- Compliance. We use OSHA and their regulations as tools to help us achieve our safety objectives. We view OSHA as a partner in our safety program and do not fear having them on our sites. We believe by having a safety program that takes care of our people first and that maximizes our profit second, compliance comes with little or no extra effort.