At Sure Steel, safety is our top priority. We believe that creating a safe work environment is not only the right thing to do, but it also leads to increased productivity and employee satisfaction. We are committed to providing our employees with the necessary training and equipment to ensure their safety while on the job. Our safety program is designed to meet or exceed industry standards, and we regularly review and update it to ensure that we are continuously improving our practices. We understand the importance of a strong safety culture and strive to make it an integral part of our company’s values and operations.

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Days away, restricted, transferred (1/1 to 12/31)

Safety Accountability Guidelines

Each supervisor is evaluated semi-annually in respect to their compliance with the Safety Accountability for Supervisors guidelines. The Safety Accountability Guidelines are as follows:

  • The supervisor’s personal commitment to safety is to be clearly communicated to all employees on his crew. The supervisor’s commitment of achieving a ZERO HARM workplace is communicated frequently to all employees along with the critical role each employee plays in reaching that goal.
  • Knowing and consistently applying Sure Steel, Inc. safety policies and all applicable safety procedures, as well as ensuring that all personnel within their area of responsibility are aware of their obligation to perform their work safely.
  • Conducting regular safety inspections within their area of responsibility and taking immediate corrective action on all reported or observed at-risk behaviors or unsafe conditions to see that they are corrected in a safe and timely manner.
  • Conducting investigations and reporting all incidents, injuries or near miss, and ensuring corrective action is taken as necessary in a timely manner.
  • Making training recommendations as they see necessary and communicating this information on to the Field Safety Supervisor or Safety Director. Ensuring the proper induction of all new personnel and that they are provided with and use all protective equipment and tools required to safely do their
  • Holding employees accountable for careless or at-risk behavior. Employees who demonstrate this type of behavior will receive both verbal and written guidance from the supervisor on how to correct performance. Employees who continue to demonstrate at-risk behavior by placing themselves and others at-risk will be terminated.
  • It is critical that employees who have a high regard for safety and consistently demonstrate that commitment by following safety procedures and working injury free and regularly participate in safety discussions, receive recognition and positive reinforcement from their supervisor. This is done publicly in safety and/or toolbox box meetings.

My Safety Commitment

Each employee is required to read and sign the “My Safety Commitment” guidelines that list nine actions they can take to help improve the safety culture and work toward a ZERO HARM workplace. The nine point employee commitment is as follows:

  • As an employee, I will accept the responsibility to comply with procedures that have
    been established for my safety and health, as well as my co-workers.
  • As an employee, I will assist the management team in the development of
    the ZERO HARM safety culture by having a positive and proactive attitude toward workplace
    safety.  I will actively suggest improvements in the way we work to identify and eliminate workplace
  • I will promptly report unsafe conditions and see that corrective action is taken to
    safely eliminate or correct the hazard.  If I see it, I own it.
  • I will look out for the safety of my co-workers and if I see them place themselves at
    risk, I will exercise my STOP WORK AUTHORITY and help them find a safer way to perform the job or
  • I will promptly report all work-related injuries to the site supervisor.
  • I will actively participate in the safety program and provide meaningful suggestions
    for working safely.
  • I will always remember to keep in mind that the most important responsibility that I
    have as a Sure Steel, Inc. employee is to perform my job to the safest extent possible.
  • I will always be alert to safety and health hazards and how they can affect me or my

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Stretch and Flex Program

Employees utilize a Stretch and Flex program specifically designed to meet the physical demands of each project. This program was developed under the supervision and direction of a physician who specializes in the field of occupational medicine. Sure Steel, Inc.’s has taken a proactive approach to reducing the risk of soft tissue injuries.


Sure Steel, Inc. understands that the best way to ensure its employees remain safe is through proper planning. Sure Steel’s Project Management teams develop a site-specific erection plan for each project prior to mobilizing to site. The teams evaluate each scope item in the following ways in order to mitigate the risk of harm to ourselves or others:

  • Project Schedule and Sequencing
  • Material Delivery, Handling, and Storage
  • Crane Placement and Capacity
  • Rigging Configurations and Capacities
  • Fall Protection Needs
  • Concurrent Activities by Other Trades
  • QA/QC Procedures and Testing

Sure Steel Quality Goals:

  • To ensure work conforms to the contract documents
  • To prevent construction defects from occurring
  • To select qualified, quality-oriented subcontractors
  • To perform timely inspections and tests by Sure Steel, Inc., subcontractors, and third
    party inspection personnel
  • To minimize rework during the course of construction
  • To ensure warranties are preserved

Sure Steel, Inc. knows that quality is the result of intelligent effort. Sure Steel, Inc.’s commitment to quality is recognized by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and Sure Steel, Inc. maintains AISC’s Advanced Steel Erector Certification, the highest level of certification offered by AISC.

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3 Step Quality Control Process

Sure Steel, Inc. utilizes a 3 Step Quality Control Process to plan, schedule, and install work in an orderly, consistent way that minimizes costly rework.

Pre-installation Meeting: Review all applicable requirements for each activity and procedures.

Initial Inspection: An inspection is performed at commencement of each construction activity to ensure compliance with project requirements.

Follow-up Inspections: Follow-up inspections are performed daily and documented with a Daily Report. Upon completion of the construction activity an Acceptance Report is generated and issued to the contractor.