Safety - Always On Our Radar
Safety is one of the core values at GPRS and is a significant part of our company’s culture. Being in the construction or environmental industries, we are confident that is one of your core values as well. With this in mind, we train our team members comprehensively in all the ways needed to perform their job safely. Concrete Scanning, private utility locating and video pipe inspection (CCTV) services come with built in hazards. Through the GPRS Safety Program, OSHA classes and certifications, operator qualifications, The GPRS Training School, Fall Protection Training, Confined Space Training, CPR Training, First Aid Training and Classes, ERail Safe, and countless site other specific trainings, we are confident that our Project Managers will locate your subsurface obstructions safely and accurately. When you partner with GPRS you can have confidence that you are not only paying for best-in-class GPR services, you are hiring a firm that will keep your job site safe.
Standards are rules that describe the methods that employers must use to protect their employees from hazards. The materials will talk about the importance and value of safety and health training for workers and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. All GPRS field personnel complete OSHA 10 so they are prepared to work safely. The outreach training presentations that encompass OSHA 10 are:
- Health Hazards in Construction
- Materials Handling, Storage, Use and Disposal
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Stairways and Ladders
- Tools – Hand and Power
The time spent on the original topics is increased in OSHA 30. The goal of the course is education and is imperative, therefore it will save lives. All GPRS field management team members are required to complete OSHA 30 so they’re able to handle confined space along with other safety issues. There are additional topics covered in OSHA 30 that are not included in OSHA 10. They include:
- Confined Space
- Powered Industrial Trucks
Before you can enter or start work on an uncontrolled hazardous waste operation, you need to learn how to stay safe while handling dangerous chemicals. This course reviews a variety of topics that relate to hazardous waste operations and emergency response (Hazwoper), including site characterization, hazardous chemicals, radiation hazards, personal protective equipment (PPE), and decontamination methods. GPRS project managers have this training to know best practices for safely handling and responding to emergencies that involve hazardous waste. Many GPRS projects take our project managers to sites that involve hazardous chemicals, contaminations, and Superfund sites. Hazwoper is an essential training for our Project Managers to have in these cases.
Confined Space Training & Fall Protection
Confined space training covers when an employee is too large to enter and perform assigned work while having very restricted ways for entry and exit. The confined space training is based on OSHA 1910.146 permit required confined space standards. Fall protection is designed to protect our Project Managers from falling or if they do fall, to prevent them from severe injury.
Contractor safety and security management for railroads and the vendors that serve them. GPRS Project Managers have this training as we have projects in transportation including railroads. The training discusses the security of railroad employees, operations, and facilities.
First Aid & CPR
First Aid is a complete toolkit to handle the most common medical emergencies. The course teaches all the tools involved and the best way to implement them for patient safety and health. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training teaches a series of techniques designed to assist infants, children and adults in need.
GPRS Safety Program Training
GPRS new hire safety orientation and training for all employees are conducted prior to conducting any work activities. GPRS employees learn about emergency procedures, PPE requirements for various skills, bloodborne pathogens awareness, basic electrical safety, JHA procedures, lead and asbestos awareness along with a variety of other safety training topics.