The metal fabrication industry includes lots of dirty, dangerous, and difficult work, making metal fabrication safety practices critical. We see all types of inherent risks in our metal fabrication shop, but we also work hard to make sure those risks don’t result in accidents.
Not only does a safe environment protect our most valuable assets, our team members, but it also helps to ensure that we deliver your project on time and within budget.
At GSM Industrial, we don’t settle for good enough. We strive to meet and exceed expectations in every area—and safety is no exception. Here are just a few ways we’re proving, every day, that metal fabrication safety is a top priority:
Our Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is 0.956, which is below the industry standard of 1.
Our Tool Recordable Incidence Rate (TRIR) is 4.8, which is below the metal fabrication industry average of 6 and standard of 5.
In 2019 and 2021, we received the Safety Award of Merit from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International. This award recognized our outstanding commitment and ability to keep team members and job sites safe.
While our highly experienced team contributes to our safety success, GSM Industrial also employs a full-time Safety Manager to proactively address safety concerns.
Safety is more than degrees and certifications – it’s about creating a safety mindset that carries through every aspect of life.
Our operation employs a full-time Safety Manager, Sean Conley, who leads our OSHA construction safety courses, First Aid / CPR classes, fall-protection and personal-protective-equipment education, and much more.
Sean Conley possesses several years of EH&S experience, mostly within the Power, Steel, Chemical, Oil & Gas, and Pipe Fabrication industries. Throughout his nine years of experience, Sean earned both his Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation, through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
Safety is important to the GSM team and our customers. That’s why we start talking about safety on an employee’s first day on the job. Every new employee receives a fire extinguisher for their personal use. It serves as a reminder to think about safety at all times – on and off of the job site.
At GSM Industrial, metal fabrication safety isn’t an afterthought or something we only do to stay in compliance with OSHA regulations or adhere to the metal fabrication industry’s minimum standards. Instead, it’s something that matters to us because we feel responsible for the well-being of our employees and customers.
Metal fabrication safety can be challenging because risks are present every day with every project. We work hard to identify those risks with proper training and educate our employees to increase awareness. Then, they can employ methods that will reduce risks and help them look out for their fellow team members.
That’s the culture at GSM Industries, and we have built it into all of our projects.