G.W. Tatro Construction is committed to complying with all OSHA, MSHA, DOT and all other agency safety regulations and employs a comprehensive safety program to accomplish this.  To be successful, such a program must embody the proper attitudes toward injury and illness prevention on the part of the management and employees.  It also requires cooperation in all safety and health matters, not only between management and employee, but also between each employee and his or her co-worker.

Every Monday morning, all available employees are required to attend the weekly safety meeting. The meeting is held at the Company’s headquarters and led by the safety manager, Kevin Nolan. Topics vary but may include:

  • The OSHA Focus Four (falls, struck by, caught-in-between, and electrical hazards)
  • Equipment, Vehicle, and Tool Safety
  • Material Handling Hazards (silica, cement, asbestos, etc.)
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • General Health Topics (heart disease, skin cancer, Lyme Disease, etc.)
  • Stretching & Physical Fitness
  • General Environmental Hazards (heat/cold exposure, blood-borne illness, etc)

Employee Training and Certifications:

 Our Employees have specific safety training depending on the type of work they specialize in, which may include the following:

  • OSHA 10 & 30 Hour
  • Excavation & Trench Safety
  • Fall Protection
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Confined Space Supervisor (29 CFR 1910.146)
  • Traffic Control
  • Electrical Safety
  • Hazard Communication
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • First Aid, CPR, & AED


Kevin has implemented a safety incentive program where employees are quizzed regarding the safety meeting each week and correct responses are rewarded.  Currently administrating an additional incentive for no lost time work injuries.  He is also supporting the upgrade from class II safety apparel to Class III to further ensure safety on the job.

“My safety philosophy is that our employees are our most valuable resource; no phase of construction is more important than their personal safety. I believe that all accidents can be prevented and that safety is an integral part of everyone’s job,” Kevin explains.  “Safety is everyone’s responsibility from the newest employee to the senior management.”

Whether we are building a thrilling new trail down a steep mountainside or installing a driveway for a neighbor, safety is always in the forefront of every move we make. Working to take safety to the next level- that is a goal Kevin is committed to, is he is proudly supported by all employees at GW Tatro.