Safety is a crucial part of the Borderland culture, reinforced through our full-time Safety Officer, OSHA’s consultation program and our formal Safety and Health Program (SHP). It is our policy to make every effort to prevent the occurrence of injury or accidents within our workforce and to all others affected by our work.
Adherence to our written safety program and ongoing commitment to safety is reflected in Borderland’s excellent Workers Compensation Experience Modification Rate. Our safety efforts have also been recognized by our clients, including one example from Mr. Duane M. Yantorno (Environmental Manager, Asarco Ray Operations) during construction of the 7F-Wash Project:
“…Borderland’s responsiveness, professionalism, and safety consciousness were exemplary… the project totaled 52,882 man hours without a reportable safety incident, which is remarkable considering the complexity of the work and challenging terrain.”
We use the following opportunities to educate and reiterate the importance of work site safety with our employees:
Borderland's written SHP helps to assure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. We pay particular attention to the regulations set forth by the Occupation Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act 1970), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) as they apply to our operations within the construction industry. It is the responsibility of all employees to be familiar with the standards established by MSHA/OSHA, the Arizona State Mine Inspector and the company as they relate to safe working activities. Our SHP provides specific policies and procedures on several topics including, but not limited to:
Employees are trained and certified in industry safety practices and procedures, including: