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Protecting Our Crews and Clients is Our Priority


At Ashton Sawing and Drilling, safety is our priority. How do you know? We invest the time and the resources to ensure we have safety guidelines in place to protect our crews and clients on the job site. We strive every day to be better and safer than we were the day before.

Our Safety Process

Ashton Sawing and Drilling is committed to an ongoing safety program that covers various site conditions, procedures, and regular team training. This commitment allows for expedited safety reviews and implementation on a job site when a project starts.

Ashton worker hand sawing

#1 Perform a Hazard Analysis of every operation

  • Systematic observation approach
  • Research and cross reference with OSHA & ANSI standards
  • Encourage worker input prior to safety program implementation

#2 Develop Policies and Procedures

  • Fall Protection
  • Trenching & Excavation
  • Confined & Permit Confined Space
  • MEWP Certifications – Powered Industrial Equipment
  • Heavy Equipment Training
  • PPE
  • Ladders & Stairs
  • Hazard Communication
  • Dangerous Gases & Air Monitoring
  • Scaffolding
  • Electrical
  • Hand & Power Tools
  • Struck By & Caught Between
  • Respiratory Crystalline Silica Awareness
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Job Hazard Analysis & Permit Writing
  • Signs & Barricades
  • LOTO
  • Environmental Spills
  • Fire Watch
  • Fire Prevention & Suppression
  • Fleet Awareness Training
  • Observation & Intervention
  • New Hire
  • SSWP Training & Mentoring
  • Supervisor Training
  • Flagger / Signal
  • Manual Material Lifting & Handling
Ashton worker

#3 Train Workers

  • Hands-on training on site
  • Classroom lectures
  • Online proprietary training
  • Supervisor and worker accountability
    • Behavior-based safety approach
  • Documentation
  • Monitor / Review / Revise
  • 3rd Party Training
    • OSHA 30
    • OSHA 10
    • CPR & First Aid
    • Smith Driving Systems
    • BASIC Plus
    • IVES Equipment Training

#4 Safety Affiliations


#5 Safety Discussions

  • Weekly safety meetings
  • Daily toolbox talks
  • Daily checks for JHA and/or work permits

#6 Regular Inspections

  • Inspect equipment regularly to ensure safety and functionality
  • Jobsite inspections
  • Documentation/record-keeping audits of all safety findings
ashton employees on job site

#7 On-the-Job Safety Planning

  • Safety job walks
  • Site-specific safety submittals – Construction and Service Divisions
  • Short-work basic safety plans – Service Division
Safety Lead by Expertise

Michael Schmunk, Ashton Sawing and Drilling’s Corporate Risk Manager and Safety Engineer, possesses the skills and certifications required to lead a safety department and fully protect our crews and clients.

  • Management and Planning
  • DOT Compliance / Fleet Management
  • OCIP Management
  • Premium Audit Specialist
  • Contractual Interpreter Specialist
  • Subcontractor Procurement
  • GC’s Subcontractor Prequalification Procurement
  • Rigging and Lift Plan Design
  • Jobsite Competence
  • Fall Protection
  • Confined Space
  • Excavation & Trenching
  • Respirable Crystalline Silica
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Scaffolding
  • Hazard Communication
  • Training and Procedures
  • Extensive Knowledge of OSHA Regulations
  • Familiarity of MSHA Regulations
  • Certified First Aid & CPR Trainer
  • Certified Smith Driving Trainer
  • Certified IVES Equipment Trainer
  • OSHA Construction Outreach Trainer for OSHA 10 & 30
  • Reads “Code of Federal Regulations” and develops safety and regulatory compliance policies & procedures

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