Dedicated to Safety

At Upstone Materials, safety has always been fundamental to who we are, and that will never change. It’s an area in which we strive to lead our industry. That’s why we concentrate on educating our employees on the best ways to prevent accidents and stay out of harm’s way. Our company-wide health policy is underscored by the five values we believe are most critical to promoting safety:

Our Philosophy

Any business that cares about its employees has a duty to actively look out for their physical safety. Keeping our people safe is our top priority, which is why we are always looking for new and better ways to protect the health and wellness of our employees and society as a whole.

Dedicated to Safety

At Upstone, we employ a “Goal Zero” safety culture. In everything we do, we strive to have zero accidents and zero injuries. Thanks to this focus on preventing incidents, both the frequency and severity of workplace injuries have steadily declined – but there is always room for improvement.

Here are just a few ways we are continually working to keep our employees safe:

Through the dedication of our employees and our over 300 prevention managers, our efforts have been extremely successful in forming a safety-driven culture. A great testament to this is the large number of Barrett employees across the Eastern Seaboard that are trained on Safety Culture Excellence Workshop (SCEW) and Speak Up/Listen Up (SULU).

Our approach to health and safety has continued to evolve and now covers the entire spectrum of issues related to work.

Safety Steering Teams

At Upstone Materials, our safety culture is guided by our Safety Steering Team (SST). Members include representatives from all levels of our company and from each of the nine regions in which we operate. Utilizing employee feedback from periodic surveys and interviews, the SST determines specific initiatives designed to engage every employee in incident prevention. The SST also uses this information to select small groups of motivated employees to serve on Continuous Improvement Teams (CITs) and Safety Action Teams (SATs).