Safety

Safety Coordinator

Shawn Hayden is our full time safety coordinator on staff at Baranko Bros. Inc. He is responsible for implementing our safety policies and ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for all company employees and subcontractors. To ensure safety on the jobsite, he performs onsite equipment and worksite inspections and audits. He also hosts weekly onsite safety meetings for the employees. He oversees all Health, Safety, and Environmental issues pertaining to our jobs. Safety is of utmost importance to us in order to send each employee home in the same condition or better than when he/she arrived at work.

Shawn Hayden – Safety Coordinator

Training

Our employees receive initial 24 hour MSHA training with an annual 8 hour MSHA refresher as required by the Mine Safety and Health Administration. They also receive annual training consisting of H2S training, First Aid and CRP training, Respiratory Fit Testing, and Hearing Conservation Testing. All hired employees receive the OSHA 10 hour Construction Course. This is required by several of our clients who are members of the North Dakota Energy Coalition for Contractor Safety {ECCS).

As of January 1, 2003, our safety plan has 100% approval by National Compliance Management Service Inc. (NCMS). NCMS is a third party auditor for ECCS. Employees also receive annual orientation and hazard training for certain clients such as Dakota Gasification Company, Falkirk Mine, Great River Energy, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, and Marathon.

Alcohol/Drug Abuse

All employees are required to have a drug and alcohol screening upon hire. They are also subject to annual, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, and random drug and alcohol screening. We have a substance abuse policy through a consortium that enables us to comply with all DOT Drug and Alcohol testing requirements.