Last month, on a warm January afternoon, nine construction professionals walked out of a classroom at Nettles Construction Solutions in Waller, Texas, a suburb of Houston, after two days of intense training. Each person had a certificate in hand and a sense of accomplishment. They all just completed their OSHA 10 certification training.
While OSHA 10 is an optional training program for companies, nothing about safety is optional at Nettles. Nettles conducts regular safety and certification programs facilitated by construction industry safety professionals. Each employee at Nettles Construction receives this training before setting foot on a jobsite. The training involves specialized knowledge about how to keep themselves, their coworkers, and the jobsite safe.
Founded in 1978, Nettles Construction provides specialty commercial construction products including roof deck systems, engineered flowable fill, gypsum underlayment, and spray fireproofing. The installation of their products requires the use of multiple pieces of equipment and a number of people, which can make it challenging for any individual to see everything going on at all times. That is why Nettles emphasizes safety through certified training for all construction employees. It is an important value to Nettles, and that commitment to training has helped to make Nettles Construction sites safe.
According to Brandon Jaster, the Project and Safety Manager at Nettles Construction, safety is embedded into the culture of Nettles. The safety philosophy of Nettles is that it is every person’s job to keep everyone on the jobsite safe. And this applied philosophy has worked to keep Nettles Construction sites a safe working spaces.
Brandon adds: “Investing in safety is the best investment we can make as a company. It is not only the right thing to do, but it also makes financial sense. Being a safe company and being part of safe job sites creates happier employees, it cuts down on insurance costs, and gives our customers another reason to choose Nettles. We not only do our work right, but we do it safely.”
Nettles’ commitment to safety is a true financial investment. There is a real cost to pulling people off of job sites to provide classroom training for them, but the investment is worth every penny. According to Brandon, “We are committed to being the safest company our customers can choose. By choosing Nettles, our customers know they will be getting excellence in everything we do, including safety.”
Want to learn more about our products and services or how we keep our job sites safe? Contact us to learn more.