At RIPA & Associates, safety on the job has always been at the forefront of daily operations. That commitment was strengthened in 2006 with the hiring of Safety Director, Ron Troyer. “I’m very passionate about creating the best possible safety program.” During Ron’s tenure, RIPA’s workplace injuries have plummeted.
This has been achieved through his partnership efforts with insurance carriers and safety organizations. This collaboration has created the programs and procedures that makes us a safety leader in civil and utility construction.
Our primary safety goal is to ensure an injury-free and safe work environment for our employees, subcontractors and the general public. We have accomplished this by meeting or exceeding government rules and regulations for their industry.
In partnership with HR, RIPA screens all applicants to insure each person is qualified and capable for work. RIPA is a Drug-Free Workplace.
Each newly hired individual receives an orientation which includes information on our Safety Policies. Hard hats & safety vests are issued to the new employee.
Worker Safety Training takes place in the classroom and out in the field. Weekly Safety meetings and on-going safety classes are given as needed.
Safety Audits are routinely performed to insure compliance with safety objectives. Awards are given to the safest operating crews and individuals. If there are any issues, they are noted and corrected.
What if something happens on the job? The safety team will insure the health & safety of the individual, then will carry out proper reporting and follow up. An investigation of incidents helps RIPA take corrective steps.
As new or better Safety procedures are discovered, RIPA will use them to constantly improve its program and safety record. It is our desire to stay on the cutting edge of construction safety.
RIPA promotes good health and safe work environments through management leadership and employee teamwork to insure safety compliance.
RIPA provides appropriate and timely health & safety training to all associates throughout the company.
Every employee is required to understand and adhere to all health & safety standards while doing their jobs. They are accountable to immediately report any environmental, workplace or safety hazards they observe.
RIPA’s safety team constantly develops and improves its standard operating procedures to prevent, minimize or mitigate workplace and environmental hazards.
Recognition and awards are periodically given to employees that advocate and demonstrate superior environmental, health and safety awareness in their daily work.
We truly believe RIPA’s employees are our greatest asset. That’s why Safety is so important to our daily operations. A safe, environmentally sensitive and healthy workforce helps make us a successful company.