Safety is our number one priority and Superior is committed to taking a proactive approach to on-the-job safety. Prevention is paramount and for that reason we employ a full time Safety Administrator to oversee and implement our injury and illness prevention program. Mr. David Shepstone is a safety expert with over 25 years of experience in the field. He has custom designed our safety program to go above and beyond state and federal compliance with a firm commitment to continually improve our workplace safety and health management program.
In February 2009, Superior had the distinguished honor of being awarded the Cal/OSHA Golden Gate Award. Additionally, after logging in almost 1 million on-the- job hours, Superior has also been awarded the coveted Safety Award of Achievement by the Engineering Contractors Association.
Our commitment to safety makes us uniquely qualified to gear up for projects with extreme safety challenges such as the repair of Big Tujunga Dam in 2008. Our crews were put through rigorous training before executing their skills against a cliff at heights of 350 feet. Our crews installed rebar and mesh while hanging from ropes and harnesses and our nozzle men applied shotcrete from man baskets suspended from a telecrane. This dramatic installation was completed without major incident.
Performing in a traditionally high hazard industry that has the potential to affect so many compels us to place the highest value on keeping people safe. As part of our successful proactive approach to illness and injury prevention, we have designed an extensive system of hazard evaluation and correction. Responsibility for prevention is shared at all levels, with our entire work force participating in inspections and reporting as they adhere to the Code of Safe Practice. As we make further strides to support the well being of our employees, we are currently developing a preventative fitness program to address the most common injuries related to back, neck and arm strains.
Superior remains committed to maintaining and delivering a superior safety record.