TSP Environmental is proud to announce that we have been certified by the Gold Shovel Standard. Certification is based on our commitment to excavation safety and our record of success. As their organization explains:
Gold Shovel Standard (GSS) is a nonprofit organization committed to improving workforce and public safety and the integrity of buried infrastructure. GSS believes that greater transparency in all aspects of damage prevention among buried asset operators, locators and excavators is essential to drive continuous improvement, and vital to increasingly safe working conditions and communities.
We believe every employee is a vital member of our safety team. We train our employees beyond the bare minimum so that they have the knowledge to avoid unsafe situations and to take immediate action as soon as a situation starts to become unsafe. We actively seek input from our staff to find ways to make their jobs safer and more comfortable to perform. We equip our employees with all of the tools they need to work safely. Our ongoing process of teaching, learning, and doing transforms our work from being inherently dangerous to being safer than crossing the street.
The Golden Shovel Standard certification is evidence that our commitment to safety works. Their independent verification of our safety record provides reassurance that we are on the right track. We recognize, of course, that the work of safety is never done. This certification is only a small part of that story. The larger part is every day that we make good on our commitment to zero accidents or injuries on our job sites.
That’s a commitment we can all live with.