Workplace Health & Safety
At Davey, our success lies in the safety of our employees, our clients and overall public welfare. A culture of safety and accident prevention permeate every action, ensuring our employees return home safely each night. Our best-practice standards and policies in safety and incident prevention drive value for our brand—enhancing customer relationships and attracting top talent.
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As one of our organizational values, safety lies at the heart of our company. From our CEO to each employee, we continue to drive our safety performance at every level of the company. Our safety strategy focuses on three core elements:
Beginning with our onboarding process for new field employees, which includes career development training, Davey employs initiatives to build and maintain a culture of safety among our teams. Our training typically consists of one-on-one, interpersonal exchanges of information which include integrating safety into every field task and providing crew members hands-on experience with performing trade skills safely.
As one of our core values, safety lies at the heart of our company. From our CEO to each employee, we continue to drive our safety performance at every level of the company. We view safety and skills training as a continuous development tool through both in-person and distance learning activities. Each year, 100 percent of our field employees receive safety education, and supervisors may assign additional safety courses to crew members, as needed.
Davey sponsors additional training through partnerships with Kent State University and the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), such as the Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) and Electric Hazard Awareness Program (EHAP).
WORKFORCE RELATED INCIDENTS
PERCENTAGE OF REGIONS WITH ZERO RECORDABLE INCIDENTS
The Davey Road to Zero safety initiative encourages employees to proactively correct unsafe conditions. Our electronic close call communicator allows our offices to learn from other offices and to address safety issues faster than ever before. The close call communicator provides our safety professionals with data they can use to provide more relevant and timely communications and training.
The Road to Zero journey is never over, and we work continuously to improve our safety management and performance.