Thorstad Companies

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  Daily pre-construction site safety meeting.


Our Commitment to Safety

Thinking through every possible scenario. Every action of the project. Every inch of landscape. We call it motion before movement.

Safety is more than just a program at Thorstad, it is one of our core values. We place the value of people above all else and keeping everyone safe is a responsibility we take very seriously. We make it everyone’s responsibility to ensure safety remains the top priority in the office and on a project site. It is through a combined effort that accidents are minimized, if not entirely prevented.

The Thorstad Companies Safety Program encompasses comprehensive training, prevention, maintenance, careful analysis, and the empowerment of individuals to provide a safe work environment for everyone, from employees and subcontractors, to anyone on-site.

All employees receive training in proper conduct and company policies. In addition, a safety analysis is conducted at each project site prior to construction. A site-specific safety orientation is developed and everyone is required to attend before entering the site. Daily pre-construction safety meetings are led by the safety officer and site superintendent.

Our safety procedures are clearly documented and reviewed on a regular basis for applicability and areas where they can be improved.

During the pre-qualification process, subcontractors are required to supply Thorstad Companies with a copy of their safety programs and sign a contract committing themselves to the Thorstad and OSHA directed initiatives.

Thorstad is a member of the AWEA (American Wind Energy Association) Safety Committee and Minnesota Safety Council. As a member of the AWEA Safety Committee, Thorstad provides input on safety trends and ways to eliminate hazards that are unique to the wind industry. Working with the Minnesota Safety Council, Thorstad provides feedback, observations, and input on ways to reduce injuries, create safe working conditions and comply with state regulations.

Everyone is entitled to a safe and healthful place in which to work. To this end, we are committed to making safety a priority.