Lytle Electric Co. - Safety Statement

Lytle Electric Co. is dedicated to the safety and wellbeing of all its employees. We are committed to providing the safest workplace possible, the best training & equipment available, and the quickest response to every concern or need that may arise.

Policy Statement

It is the Policy of Lytle Electric Company that every individual is entitled to a Safe and Healthful place in which to work. We are committed to providing both a work site that is free from recognized hazards, and one which fosters an environment supporting the health and safety of all employees, subcontractors, as well as all other individuals who may be exposed to potential hazards in the work place. To this end, every reasonable effort will be made in the interest of accident prevention, health preservation and to abide by all safety regulations as they pertain to our industry. Safety requirements must be considered fundamental to the design of the procedures for the construction of our projects.

We are committed to providing a work site that is free from recognized hazards, as well as one which fosters an environment supporting the health and safety of all employees and subcontractors, along with any other individuals who may be exposed to potential workplace hazards.

We measure our safety success through employee involvement, statistical data, project inspections, and training. Safety and craft training is paramount in the daily operations of the company. Every Lytle Electric employee has or will receive 8000 hours of on the job training in addition to more than 1000 hours of rigorous classroom training to be considered qualified, or shall be indentured in the registered apprenticeship program through the Bureau of Apprenticeship Training. Most employees receive an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science upon completion of training. While employed with Lytle Electric Company, each line employee will receive an OSHA 10 hour card and all Supervisors will receive an OSHA 30 hour card. All employees receive 12 hours of training on NFPA70E, Electrical Safety in the Workplace in addition to rescue methods (CPR, AED, and First Aid). Specialized training occurs whenever the need arises. All training is performed in-house, by a qualified trainer, for each of the topics covered. All told, each Lytle Electric employee will receive a minimum of 50 hours of safety training annually.

The Management concept of Lytle Electric Company is not services and Safety, it is service with Safety. When service with Safety is achieved, service with efficiency is simultaneously attained. Safety is the cornerstone of our operations. We at Lytle Electric Company have a basic responsibility to make the Safety of human beings a part of our daily, hourly concern. The successful operation of Lytle Electric Company will depend not only on service, but also on how safely each employee performs his or her job. There is no job so important, nor any service so urgent, that we can’t take time to work safely. We consider the safety of our personnel to be of prime importance, and we expect full cooperation in making our program effective.

VPP Statement

Early in 2006, Lytle Electric started the journey towards the OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program.

The Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) promote effective worksite-based safety and health. In the VPP, management, labor, and OSHA establish cooperative relationships at workplaces that have implemented a comprehensive safety and health management system. Approval into VPP is OSHA’s official recognition of the outstanding efforts of employers and employees who have achieved exemplary occupational safety and health.

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Lytle named Marathon Petroleum Company’s Elite Contract Business Partner for 2013!

In 2013 MPC T&L completed 629 scorecards for 150 contractors working on M&TE projects. These scorecards evaluated each project on safety, cost, quality, schedule, and planning.

These scorecards were evaluated based on the number of projects performed, the type of work performed and overall scores on the scorecards. Twenty top-performing contractors for 2013 were identified:

  • Brint Electric
  • Construction Tank Services
  • Attaway Services
  • Lytle Electric
  • Manhattan Mechanical Services
  • Special Power Inc
  • Ace Allwaste
  • Interdyne Corp
  • Klump Excavation
  • Aerco Sandblasting
  • Venture Environmental Contracting
  • Don Miller & Associates
  • Summit Environmental
  • FHG Construction
  • Rocking H
  • GW Construction
  • Central States Underwater
  • Bolin Enterprise

Those top performers were asked to complete the Elite Contract Business Partner Applications, which ask contractors to explain in detail their company’s philosophies and experiences in:

  • OSHA Voluntary Protection Program participation
  • Behavior Based Safety programs (training, observations, trending)
  • JHA/JSA (usage, tracking and trending)
  • Audit programs (tracking findings through completion)
  • Safety leadership (training and involvement)
  • Incident investigation programs (first aid and near miss)
  • Injury case management efforts
  • Evidence of employee culture and going beyond expectations
  • Quality, cost, scheduling and planning

Those applications were judged and five Elite Contract Business Partners were identified for 2013:

  • Lytle Electric
  • FHG Construction
  • GW Construction
  • Bolin Enterprise

These Elite Contract Business Partners were asked to give a 10-minute presentation, which a panel of judges used to determine the best of the best and award one contractor the title of The Elite Contractor of the Year for 2013.

Some of the highlights from these presentations are recommended best-practices:

  • Arcadis
    • Safety programs that are strongly aligned with MPC
      • TRACK to 0 with a motto of “Nobody Gets Hurt”
      • They utilize an “If Not Me, Then Who?” system to get all employees involved, very similar to the MPC Safety 1 philosophy.
  • Bolin
    • Works closely with MPC and has sponsored the Pipline Annual Universal Safety Summit for Right of Way Clearing for the past two years
    • They have even moved to video recording their Monday morning “Kick-off” meetings to ensure the message is clear, even for those who could not directly attend those meetings.
  • FHG
    • Unique use of technology to allow for real-time analysis of observations, vehicle driving trends and near-miss reporting
  • GW Construction
    • Very early adoption of Crane Operator Certification
      • Strong commitment to training through their in-house training experts in cranes, forklifts, Bobcats and other equipment they utilize
    • Excellent end-of-shift closeout meeting policy to discuss any near misses, or changes needed for the work the next day
  • Lytle
    • One of the first contractors to enroll in VPP
    • Very effective use of BBS data, which has led to their program being certified through Cambridge

All five Elite Contract Business Partners were recognized at the Elite Awards Dinner on March 26, 2014. These contractors were recognized for the excellent performance in safety, cost, quality, schedule, and planning.

Congratulations to Lytle Electric for being recognized as The Elite Contractor of the Year for 2013.

Lytle Electric Receives OSHA VPP Star Status

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CCBS Statement

Lytle Electric Company started pursuing an accreditation for their Behavior Based Safety (BBS) program in 2008 with the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies (CCBS) is a science-based organization whose mission is to advance the scientific study of behavior and its humane application to the solution of practical problems, including the prevention and relief of human suffering.

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