E.S. Wagner Company is committed to the safety, health and well-being of
our employees. Our comprehensive approach includes education, on-the-job
training and injury prevention efforts. It’s a commitment that not only
benefits our employees and their families, but our business partners and
clients as well. We strive for continuous improvement in safety performance
in every area of our operations.
Zero Accident Philosophy
Workplace accidents are costly and unacceptable. We believe they are also
preventable. Through our “zero accident philosophy,” E.S. Wagner is striving
to eliminate all workplace injuries and illnesses. This goal can only be
achieved by continuously improving our Integrated Safety Management System,
which consists of hazard recognition, elimination or reduction, and the
modification of unsafe behaviors.
E.S. Wagner believes the following principles form the foundation of a
- Knowledge in the discipline of safety
- Awareness of each individual’s responsibility to identify and
eliminate unsafe work practices and conditions
- An understanding that a safe work environment requires teamwork and
engaged participation by all members of the organization
- A culture of accountability for safety and health, at the individual
level, as well as the safety and health of others
A zero accident workplace can only be instilled through a wide range of
training and educational programs. Throughout the year, our managers,
supervisors and key personnel attend safety and health training sessions
applicable to the work environment. The skills learned are then reinforced
and applied through site-specific and on-the-job safety exercises.
Integrated Safety Management
E.S. Wagner Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) is a disciplined
approach for incorporating safety into all phases of operations. The
elements of ISMS are fundamental to our management philosophy and necessary
for safe workplace performance. As is common practice, we continually review
ISMS practices to ensure that our processes and mechanisms are protecting
workers effectively. Moreover, by encouraging an open door approach to
employee involvement, we’re able to make continuous improvements with input
from the very people who use it every day.
Safety and Health Incentives
E.S. Wagner recognizes that safety is only as important as our people make
it. We appreciate the commitment that our employees demonstrate every day.
In return, we have developed incentive packages that provide extra
compensation to employees for adopting safe work practices and avoiding
accidents. We also recognize the achievements of supervisors who promote and
achieve outstanding safety records.
Total Commitment to Safety Excellence
Our mantra is actually quite simple – excellence is a demonstrated
commitment to safety through planned, consistent actions. It starts at the
highest corporate level and reaches every individual. Together, we achieve
our goal of safety excellence.
“E.S. Wagner Company’s excellent safety record
on this project is a direct result of your overall commitment and continuous
emphasis on safety. The ability of your employees to work together in the
pursuit of a safe project demonstrated true professionalism worthy of
emulation by other contractors Corps-wide.”
- Robert B. Flowers, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army