Better. Faster. Safe.
Safety is paramount to everything we do at American Infrastructure. It is more than just a set of standards and policies requiring compliance. To us, safety is a relationship with the people that work on our projects that require us to do everything necessary to send them home safe. Our commitment is to our employees and their families that each father, mother, son and daughter return safely to their families each night. Put simply - Home Safe Tonight.
Home Safe Tonight is a commitment, both personal and organizational, to create an existence absent of incident and injury. Home Safe Tonight is not a goal, or a result, or a trophy to seek to acquire. It is, however, a mindset intolerant of any level, frequency, or severity of injury. With an incident and injury-free environment, people go beyond learning how to avoid what they do not want, and learn how to generate what they do want.
In such an environment, safety is value-based, as well as priority-based. Safety is not in competition with personal or organizational priorities. Doing something safely is recognized as an inseparable element of "doing it right" just as much as efficiency, quality, productivity, environmental and social responsibility, or any other criteria of excellence.
When Home Safe Tonight is present, people do not live and work safely out of motivation to be in compliance with some standard or to avoid punishment. Instead, people choose the safe path simply because not doing so would violate a deep internal value - their commitment to an Incident and Injury-Free environment. People recognize that by risking incident and injury, they are putting in jeopardy everything and everyone they care for and value. Coaching and being coached for safety is welcomed and accepted without threat or personal affront.
In an Incident and Injury-Free culture, people have intrinsic worth. They are valued not only for what they do, but for who they are. In this environment, when safety performance is spoken about, it is done so in terms of relationships and people, not numbers or statistics.
Relationship is seen as the foundation of any and all accomplishment. Anything and everything that "goes wrong" is responded to positively. Breakdowns and upsets are not viewed as problems to make go away. A person doing something at-risk is not a confrontation to avoid, but an opportunity to share concern, coach, learn, and build relationship.
Home Safe Tonight is about creating a future from what is presently thought to be impossible. Because of this, a commitment to an Incident and Injury-Free environment requires personal stand-taking, great courage, and trust. Home Safe Tonight is sourced out of a personal commitment where individuals hold themselves responsible for not only their own safety and well-being, but for that of everyone else.