Safety depends on passionate, accountable people—from the jobsite to the executive office to the computer lab—who live and breathe safety every day.
Our COVID-19 response
In this difficult time, the safety of our employees and trade partners on our project sites is our most important priority. We have implemented strict protocols and standard operating procedures on jobsites and are following Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. On all our jobsites, we are fostering open dialogue and encouraging trade partners to communicate all safety concerns to their foremen so they can be immediately addressed.
For more details about our COVID-19 response and protocols, download our toolkit below:COVID-19 toolkit
We see with a 360-degree approach
Our proven method combines an emergency preparedness plan, protections for the public, trade partner training and safety, and jobsite cleanliness. These components are the building blocks of our strong safety culture.
We lead the way
Thinking about safety through a different lens starts at the top: our senior leaders invest time and resources in the most advanced technologies and equipment, but they also empower each employee to feel responsible for creating our safety culture.
We watch out for each other
We want every employee and trade partner to feel that they are part of a common good and cohesive team. We help our teams form stronger relationships with trade partners by emphasizing people and teamwork over processes and checklists.
Presidents Safety Award and Excellence in Safety, The Construction Employers’ Association
The Million Work Hours Award (2 Million Hours), The National Safety Council
Occupational Excellence Achievement Award (2020), The National Safety Council
Predicting incidents before they can happen
With safety as a top priority, combined with our unwillingness to settle for the status quo, Suffolk is constantly exploring ways to ensure everyone goes home safely. That’s why we’re partnering with Boston-area startup SmartVid.io on new frontiers for RiskX, our proprietary safety application.
“They have my back, and I have theirs.”
“I am most happy to praise Suffolk’s remarkable safety program and especially the tenacious leadership of Michelle Salas. We have now completed two projects with Suffolk and, by all accounts, Suffolk’s safety program has made Thunder Jones a safer company and a better place to work. Suffolk never backs off safety issues and always strives to make the program effective yet workable on a daily basis. Kevin and I are appreciative of the practical aspects of your safety program and the trade partner relationship that makes us a better company, every day.”
Brian JonesThunder Jones Contracting
“Having been working in the construction field for more than 20 years as a supervisor and seen and worked for the companies that take safety seriously and the ones that do not, it’s always reassuring to be going to work at Suffolk job because the safety is at the highest level in our industry. It is a comfort to know that I am sending my men out there to work when there this a safety program like Suffolk’s in place.”
Forest PowellGeneral Foreman, Collins Plumbing
“I just wanted to say thank you for your team’s continued support in keeping its trade partners safe on all the projects we have done with Suffolk. It really means a lot to me and our field crews to know when they are on a Suffolk site that safety is a priority. Also, during this time of COVID-19, it’s been a relief to see the safety measures that Suffolk has taken to ensure a clean jobsite, along with temp checks daily and the PPE requirements. There’s something to say when you leave or enter a Suffolk project and you feel safe while there and safe when you leave it and go home to your family.”
Don DaltonWaterproofing District Manager, Courtney Inc.
“G&C Concrete has been working with Suffolk Construction for more than 30 years. I’ve personally seen the progress and evolution of its safety oversight and policies, all of which shows how serious Suffolk views the health and safety of its staff and subcontractors. It shows that it’s a top priority on even the smallest of projects. The safety staff assembled by Suffolk is second to none.”
Michael CurtisPresident\/Co-Owner, G&C Concrete
“Suffolk has a reputation for strong safety on its projects. I appreciate it as a foreman because a safe, clean job keeps my crew safe and productive. Production and safety go hand in hand.”
Miko MartinezGeneral Foreman, Collins Plumbing Inc.
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