- Compliance Based Safety – Following both internal and outside (OSHA, EM 385, etc.) guidelines
- Best Practices – Methods unique to our work force – 100% tie-off, deep excavation safety, etc.
- Being a Continuous Learning Organization – Continuous training in hazard recognition and avoidance, safety consideration during design, learning from near misses (or good catches), close calls and minor incidence, etc.
While compliance and best practices will always be part of our efforts, currently our corporate safety director’s primary task is to transition our firm into a continuous learning organization with a focus on empowering each employee with the training to recognize and avoid hazards that could injure them, their coworkers or other visiting our project sites. We challenge our people not only to recognize and avoid hazards, but to continuously question if current safety methods are sufficient to avoid a life changing injury or fatality. Recognizing different hazards come with changing sites, Malouf prepares a project specific safety plan for each project which includes subcontractors if applicable. Malouf utilizes both in-house and third party safety consultants and creates an annual Risk Improvement Plan to provide focus for our training efforts. In 2006 we joined a captive insurance group, now consisting of 38 best in class contractors primarily located in MS, AL, and LA. This peer group approach to safety has helped us improve our efforts.