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February 2, 2017

Newkirk Electric's S.A.F.E. Program

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Staying Accident Free Everyday

In 2013, the Newkirk Electric Safety Department launched an important new initiative which has become the cornerstone of our Safety and Health program:  SAFE – Staying Accident Free Everyday.

SAFE is built on the overall objective to include safety into our daily lives. SAFE is not just about remaining accident free.  SAFE is educating on risk, identifying ways to improve and involves everyone.  SAFE does not just happen on the job, or when performing a given task.  SAFE starts at the beginning.  Where is the beginning?  The beginning is when employees are hired.  The beginning is when a project is being bid.  The beginning is when the job is awarded.  The beginning is when the project management is scheduling work.  The beginning is when materials are being ordered, delivered and transported. The beginning is when the actual work begins.  Each employee is involved in some part of “the beginning”.

Planning, communication, training, focus and accountability are the key components to SAFE.  Newkirk Electric is one of the leading electrical contractors in the industry.  We are elevating our standards to improve safety, and to meet our customers’ requirements.  This demonstrates our commitment to keeping us SAFE. 

Some of the features of the SAFE program include:

  • Standardized forms and Toolbox Talk topics will be available online
  • Incident Reporting will be available online
  • Monthly Foreman’s Conference Call to review best practices
  • Incident Investigation including review and prevention planning with involved employees and managers
  • Annual Training plans specific to each Division
  • News and Knowledge section on Newkirk website and other social media containing safety topics and educational materials
  • SAFE logo will become part of standard issue PPE and related communications

SAFE will become a part of each employee’s daily process.  Making a commitment to plan, communicate, train, stay focused on working safe, and hold each other accountable will continue to drive Newkirk forward in the industry. 

SAFE – It involves everyone from top to bottom; from beginning to end.

Knowledge Center

  1. NECA Awards 2018 Recognition of Achievement in Safety Excellence to Newkirk Electric
  2. March is National Ladder Safety Month
  3. ENR Ranks Newkirk Electric in Top 200 Specialty Contractors in the U.S.
  4. Newkirk Named Among Top 50 Electrical Contractors
  5. Newkirk Electric Receives National AGC Award for Safety
  6. Newkirk Ranked Among U.S. Top Solar Contractors
  7. Newkirk named to ENR Top Specialty Contractor's List
  8. NATE Unveils Safety Video on ANSI/ASSE A10.48 Standard
  9. Newkirk Electric's S.A.F.E. Program
  10. Newkirk #22 on ENR's Top Midwest Specialty Contractors
  11. Newkirk Named to Top Solar Contractor's List
  12. Newkirk Receives AGC Outstanding Safety Performance Award
  13. Newkirk Receives Recognition Award from FAA and Raytheon
  14. Newkirk Electric Ranks #64 on Top Solar Contractors List
  15. Newkirk Electric Helps Consumers Energy Top $1 billion in Home State Spending
  16. Newkirk Electric Partners with Kalamazoo Valley Community College to Launch Cell Tower Technician Academy
  17. ENR's 2014 Top 600 Speciality Contractors List Published
  18. Newkirk Electric Makes EC&M's Top 50 Electrical Contractor's List
  19. Newkirk #1 in Michigan in Solar Megawatts Installed
  20. Theka Makes EC&M Magazine's 2014 Top Electrical Design Firms 40 List
  21. Newkirk Electric Receives AGC Outstanding Performance Safety Award
  22. Newkirk Electric Ranks among 2013 Top Specialty Contractors
  23. Newkirk Electric Ranks among 2013 Top Solar Contractors
  24. NSC Kicks Off National Safety Month With Focus on Slips, Trips, and Falls
  25. Newkirk Subsidiary Theka Engineering Makes EC&M's Top 40 Electrical Design Firms List
  26. May is National Electrical Safety Month
  27. Employees Urged to Use Caution in Cold Temperatures
  28. Eye on Safety

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