At Pahlisch Commercial, safety is our top priority. We strive to create a working environment free from harm by promoting a positive safety culture and continuously improving the health, safety, and well-being of our employees, trade partners, and residents.

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Our Construction Safety Standards

To meet our top-rated construction safety expectations, we hold all employees and trade partners to the highest specific safety standards.
For Employees
  • Safety Orientations 
  • CPR / First Aid / AED Training 
  • Construction Safety Training  
  • 30-hour OSHA Training 
  • Safety Boot Program
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 
  • Onsite Safety Events and Training

Additionally, we ensure safety manuals and lifesaving equipment are readily available on-site at every project.

For Trade Partners
  • Compliance with federal, state, and local Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) regulations
  • Adherence to Pahlisch Commercial’s job site safety rules, as outlined in the Pahlisch Safety Orientation video

By actively collaborating and fostering a shared commitment to safety, we can ensure everyone involved in our projects returns home safely each day.

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Pahlisch Safety Committee

As part of our commitment to safety, we have established a Safety Committee and Safety Meeting Program. This program provides a platform for employees to come together, discuss safety issues, and work together to find solutions.

committee’s responsibilities

Field Team
  • Weekly Toolbox Talks
  • Weekly Site Inspections
Safety Manager
  • Monthly Site Inspections
Senior Management
  • Quarterly Safety Observations
Safety Committee Members
  • Quarterly Safety Meetings and Inspections
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Construction safety is not just about following mandatory regulations. It involves a multi-faceted approach that ensures the well-being of our employees and the communities in which we operate. To that end, we’ve created a successful Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) program that rests on a foundation of values and principles with people, integrity, and operational excellence at its core. 

Our continued success is based on integrating our processes into our culture, strategic plans, operating procedures, and policies. We firmly believe that safety is everyone’s responsibility and that all occupational injuries, illnesses, and environmental incidents can be prevented. 

At Pahlisch Commercial, we understand that safety success is crucial to exceeding expectations and ultimately unleashing the business potential of our organization. 

We believe in and are dedicated to fulfilling the following commitments:
  • Led by management, all employees are responsible for safety, health, and the environment, both as individuals and collectively as one team. 
  • Any employee can use Stop Work Authority (see below) or inform management about workplace hazards without fear of reprisal.
  • Safety in the workplace is a requirement. Choosing to place the public, yourself, your coworkers, trade partners, or our company at risk is unacceptable.
  • Focus on incident prevention and continuous improvement is never-ending and integrated into our daily work.
  • Quality employee training and education are needed to maintain and improve our safety knowledge and culture.
  • We recognize and embrace our responsibility to protect our environment. 
  • Our safety management process provides a framework that matches or exceeds all applicable federal, state, and local safety standards.

Pahlisch Commercial understands that safety success paves the way for our teams to exceed expectations and ultimately unleash the business potential of our organization.

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Stop Work Authority

Our teams strive to control risk by recognizing circumstances that place people at risk and taking action. In support of this mindset, we established a Stop Work Authority policy, which outlines the following: It is the responsibility and duty of all employees to stop work when any condition, activity, or practice in the workplace may reasonably be expected to cause death or serious physical harm to people, the environment, and/or company assets. When used in good faith, this policy shall result in no blame or fault, even if the ‘stop work’ order was deemed unnecessary after the investigation.

The following steps are to be taken when stop work conditions arise:
  • Take action by stopping the work immediately. 
  • If an individual or group is notified to ‘stop work,’ they must immediately comply. Notify the supervisor/superintendent in charge of the condition(s).
  • The supervisor/superintendent in charge shall ensure the work is stopped in a safe manner.
  • The supervisor/superintendent shall investigate the ‘stop work’ conditions in partnership with the Safety Manager (as needed). 
  • The supervisor/superintendent shall discuss and/or determine corrective measures with all personnel involved and revise any work instructions or job safety analyses as needed. 
  • Work may be resumed when the imminent risk or danger which led to the stoppage no longer exists and upon approval from the supervisor/superintendent. 
  • The supervisor/superintendent shall document the work stoppage and any corrective measures.
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Protecting Our Communities

We’re proud to support the following local safety organizations and committees.

Central Oregon Occupational Safety & Health Conference

For professionals seeking workplace safety education and networking.

Mid-Oregon Construction Safety Summit

Annual safety education training for residential, commercial, and industrial construction workers.

GOSH Conference

Largest safety and health conference in the Northwest promoting safe and healthy workplaces. 

American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Broken Top Chapter

Supports workplace safety professionals through education, networking, and resources in Oregon.

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Building a Culture of Safety

Pahlisch Commercial has and continues to drive a culture and workplace that is safe and healthy for all employees. This is a neverending and relentless pursuit for our company as environments, conditions, employees, and regulations change and evolve.

If you have any construction safety questions, concerns or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact our team.