Taking a proactive approach to safety

Joe Rock

Safety Director


Concrete Strategies takes a proactive approach to safety management, production, and quality in order to provide our clients with a superior final project that is injury and accident free. Every employee is empowered to participate in the safety process starting with pre-planning activities and has the authority to stop any unsafe activity and initiate corrective action for any unsafe condition.

Concrete Strategies employs on-site safety management, corporate safety, and in-house claims management personnel focused on meeting and exceeding the safety performance goals of the project.

Concrete Strategies has developed a truly elite safety management system that differentiates Concrete Strategies from its competitors. We are continually working to prevent injuries and incidents through an organized safety and risk management system that employs the following:

  • Commitment from all levels of management that “No job is so important it cannot be done safely.”
  • A fundamental belief that all accidents are preventable, with an emphasis on proactive measures.
  • Creation of site specific safety plans to address the risks of each project.
  • Workers Acting To Control Hazards (W.A.T.C.H.) daily pre-task planning process.
  • A monthly safety dashboard creating accountability at all levels.
  • Recognition for achieving significant safety milestones and injury free days/hours (Zero Heroes).
  • Frequent, high quality job site safety inspections conducted by all levels of the organization.
  • Continued emphasis on safety education and training.
  • Substance abuse testing programs for all employees.

Stretch & Flex Program

The goal of a company-sponsored, stretching program is to provide work-specific stretches to help our employees increase their overall flexibility and range-of-motion. These stretches will lengthen the muscle tissue making the muscles less prone to trauma, tears, and other types of injuries. A stretching program will also help muscles and tendons recover more quickly from job fatigue. It is a good idea to stretch before work activity, both at the beginning of a shift and after lunch breaks, at a minimum.

Rules To Live By

  • Eye Protection: ANSI Z87 eye protection shall be worn at all times (including prescription eyewear). All grinding, saw cutting, and work involving flying particles shall require the use of a face shield, and either foam lined safety glasses or goggles.
  • Head Protection: Hard hats are required at all times (including welding), except when in break areas or equipment cabs. Hard Hat Welding Hood Variances may only be obtained from Clayco.
  • Hand Protection: Proper Gloves are required to be worn at all times (minimum ANSI cut level A3). Exceptions made only for tasks that physically cannot be performed while wearing gloves (i.e. threading small screws).
  • Fall Protection: 100% Fall Protection is required on unguarded areas 6′ or higher.
  • Pre Task Safety Analysis: Complete and sign the daily PTSA outlining the steps of the task, the hazards, and the controls.
  • Safe Work Permitting & Inspections: Complete and obtain Clayco approval for Hot Work, Confined Space, Roof Work & Excavation Permits. Complete Equipment & Aerial Lift Inspections prior to operation.
  • Verify Zero Enery: Verify that all energy sources are at zero before working on equipment.

A Safe Company

Concrete Strategies has developed an exceptionally strong financial base. Our geographic and product diversity insulates Concrete Strategies from being too dependent on any single market, customer, or type of work.

Concrete Strategies has an incredibly strong bonding capability, with an aggregate line of $500,000,000 and single project line of $150,000,000.

Unquestionable Trust

Honesty, respect, fairness, and integrity drive our behavior. We keep our promises and ethical behavior is our standard.

Superior Performance

We are dedicated to superior performance throughout our business. Our priorities are safety first, teamwork, diversity, and continuous improvement through strong leadership.

Total Commitment

We are committed to the success of our employees, customers, and shareholders, and to citizenship and stewardship in all our actions.

Code of Ethics

Our code of ethics advises us on proper business conduct. It links Southern Style to ethical behavior. Each code provision addresses an important dimension of our business.

The Environment

We are committed to improving our environmental performance and the communities we serve by being good environmental stewards and working to conserve valuable natural resources. The health of our employees, customers, and the public, and the protection of our natural environment are among our highest priorities.

Compliance with Laws and Regulations

We respect the law. We comply with all laws and regulations. We have a responsibility to understand the laws and how they apply to our jobs.

Conflict of Interest

We avoid conflicts, and the appearance of conflicts, between our company responsibilities and personal interests. We use corporate resources—time, personnel, equipment and supplies—only for company business or company-approved activities.

Competitive Practices

We compete vigorously, but fairly, on the basis of price, superior services, dependability and products. We do not enter into understandings or agreements with competitors regarding prices, terms of sales, division of markets or customers, or any other activity that restricts competition.
We conduct competitive marketing activities, including the advertising of products and services and the gathering of competitive intelligence, fairly and honestly.


At Concrete Strategies, we are a SAFE company to do business with.