Safety isn’t just a buzzword, it’s part of the EDiS culture. The safety of our team and those who work on our job sites is our foremost concern, and we pledge to get everyone in the EDiS family home safe every night. This commitment stretches to the construction community as a whole; whether it’s our people, our clients, or our sub-contractors, we work hard to educate on the philosophy, technique, and benefits of safety.
Leading The Charge
Director of Safety and Health Jim Ruggiero has been at the forefront of safety at EDiS for more than a decade. Jim is a member of the Safety and Wellness Committee of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Delaware Chapter, he’s also Chairman of the Training and Education Committee of the Delaware Contractors Association (DCA). Jim works with teams of professionals to discuss and evaluate industry best practices, educational needs, and helps develop training programs to facilitate the needs of contractors based in Delaware.
Preventing Suicide in Construction
Suicide is a leading cause of death among working age adults in the United States, four times more than falls on the job. It deeply impacts workers, families, and communities. Fortunately, like other workplace fatalities, suicides can be prevented. Explore with Director of Safety & Health Jim Ruggiero how he and EDiS are trying to change this heart breaking reality in the construction industry.
We are utilizing information from organizations like OSHA and the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention to educate ourselves and others. Each EDiS jobsite is equipped with various resources for mental health, including information on the suicide hotline (988). Another approach is providing information and educating workers to be aware of the “OSHA-SuicidePrevention-5-Things-You-Should-Know.”
National Safety Council CEOs Who "Get It"
At EDiS, safety is a pillar of our culture, one that starts at the top. CEO Brian DiSabatino was named on the 2019 National Safety Council CEOs Who “Get It” List. For 15 years, the National Safety Council has selected high-performing leaders who demonstrate they not only understand what safety is all about – they make it a top priority for their organization. In short, they are CEOs Who “Get It” when it comes to running a business with safety in mind. The individuals selected for the honor of CEOs Who “Get It” cast long shadows and use their influence to shift their respective organization’s safety culture from reactive to proactive.
Zero Accidents Program
The Zero Accidents Program is the EDiS systematic approach to analyzing, creating, and overseeing each project-specific safety management plan. EDiS operates this safety program knowing that when our employees and contractors actively participate in providing clean, healthy, and safe work sites they are benefiting our clients, our company, and our families.
Stand Down For Safety
The Safety Stand Down is a reoccurring event where employers talk directly to the team working on our construction sites about fall prevention. Work activities are stopped and all contractors gather together to focus on preventing fall hazards and reinforcing the importance of fall prevention.
At EDiS, safety and health are more than a checklist.
"The well-being of our team, contractors, and members of the public is a priority, so we strive to be injury free every day. People are counting on us to come home at the end of each day… that is all the reason we need to put safety first."
Jim Ruggiero Director of Safety and Health