Protect Family & Friends
Safety is Our Obligation
Peckham and its family of companies have always made safety our number one priority. Since 1924, the Company has maintained exceptional job site, equipment, and facility safety track records. These safety records serve as our testament to a longstanding commitment to company-wide safety and innovative safety training programs.
We believe that every member is obligated to take a personal responsibility for safety and remain focused on making safety an everyday mindset. The Peckham family strives to maintain a high level of safety dedication with a clear focus on creating a zero-incident environment for people to come to work everyday and perform their best.
The safety and health of our members, customers and vendors is a value at Peckham Industries. It’s not just words on paper, but our obligation to get our members home safely each and every day. We live by our Safety Charter and are constantly looking for new ways to make improvements in order to create a safe and risk-free working environment. All members are expected and empowered to stop an unsafe task. Our goal is zero incidents. We are steadily moving towards that end, celebrating and recognizing milestones along the way.
As a family by choice, it is our duty to look after and care for one another. There is nothing that we do that is more important than the welfare of our members. We are committed to making Peckham a world class organization and the ultimate construction materials employer. Safety is a cornerstone of that effort.
Peckham Engagement Program (PEP)
Building a safe work environment is a challenge for any company. Perhaps even more challenging, is the ability to maintain that safety over the long term. A major part of maintaining that long-term safety is member engagement. Safety is a series of choices made by members each day involving behaviors in the workplace. It’s in how we train, what precautions members take when performing tasks, and our level of awareness to external factors that may jeopardize our wellbeing. There are three factors that influence personal safety choices: the ability to recognize hazards and evaluate risk, the motivation to be safe, and the ability to focus while performing the current task safely. While procedures, safety manuals, and best practices are great guidelines to help communicate what we expect from our teams, it is imperative that we still check in with our teams to ensure that those guidelines are being followed, and that our teams are equipped with everything they need to follow them. This is where member engagement comes in. The Peckham Engagement Plan is designed to influence and support member actions toward safer outcomes by preventing an accident or injury before it occurs. Executing this program in a quality manner is the most comprehensive way for teams to promote safety, eliminate hazards, and prevent injuries in their environment. Engaged members are invested members. Member engagement shows consideration and care for our teams, which is spread throughout the company, providing a positive solution to health and safety concerns.
The important components of a PEP are as follows:
- Engagement: Finding a way to connect personally with other members and demonstrate how their needs fit within your organization’s broader goals. By finding common ground, you can motivate them in new ways and demonstrate how their contribution is a meaningful part of the bigger picture.
- Team Atmosphere: Treat everyone equally regardless of their role in the company. Be approachable and relatable so everyone feels comfortable. Demonstrate concern and be open to their needs to work safely and more efficiently.
- Communication: Effective communication requires finding a common language to share your messages so they will resonate. Ensure communication is a two-way street, so members will feel they can engage in a dialogue with you. Communication skills are important for negotiating and finding the right corrective actions for opportunities found during the observation.
- Listening: This is the most important skill for anyone to have, and it underpins everything else in a PEP observation. Good listening involves paying attention to the meaning and impact discussions have with our teams, not just listing facts.
Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
Get the SDS and other safety information for more than a dozen of our products (including hot mix asphalt, cold mix asphalt, emulsified asphalt, and liquid calcium chloride), so you are aware of precautions and hazard information.
Safety Always Wins
As Peckham Industries continues to expand its geographic market as well as its products and services, we also are focused every day on the safety of our growing number of members, customers, vendors, and the public in and around our work sites. In this video, various company leaders share our four core safety values as well as how we are continually learning and improving our safety practices.
CPR and AED Training Saves Lives
In June 2019 and June 2022, Peckham members put their dedication to safety and training to the test by saving two lives at two of our facilities. In 2019 our members saved a fellow long time member who suffered a massive heart attack while driving a concrete mixer in the yard at one of our facilities. In 2022, our members saved an industry partner (and friend) while he was loading his truck at one of our terminals. Quick thinking and action thanks to Peckham’s investment in critical training is why these members are still here today.
These incredible outcomes are the result of years of dedication to Peckham Industries training and preparation. Years of CPR, first aid, and incident training paid off for these crews in ways they never expected. These stories are a great testament to the safety culture we have at Peckham Industries.