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What Does a Safe Worksite Look Like, and Why Should You Care?

Ceiling in an industrial work site. What Does a Safe Worksite Look Like, and Why Should You Care?

Build­ing a cul­ture of safe­ty in the world of paint­ing and flooring…

Our goal is sim­ple: we want every mem­ber of our team to return home at the end of the day in the same con­di­tion they were in when they left.

How do we do this, and how does it direct­ly impact you? Let’s take a clos­er look.

What to Know About Safe Work Practices

How Do You Cre­ate a Safe Work­ing Environment?

There are count­less ways you can make your com­mer­cial facil­i­ty safer for your employ­ees and cus­tomers. At Kaloutas, we will under­stand the ins and outs of your com­mer­cial build­ing to ensure every inch is safe and reli­able no mat­ter what your dai­ly oper­a­tions entail.

Here are some ways you can cre­ate a safe work­ing environment:

  • Main­tained epoxy floor coat­ings to enhance reflec­tiv­i­ty and reduce aller­gens and falls.

  • Prop­er lighting.

  • Clean­ing equip­ment and machinery.

  • Update, install, and main­tain fireproofing.

  • Imple­ment FOD con­tain­ment when necessary.

  • Main­tain caulk­ing for mois­ture mit­i­ga­tion to reduce allergens.

  • …and more.

A Foun­da­tion for Safe Work Prac­tices Is Built from the Top Down

Build­ing a foun­da­tion from the top down seems like a con­tra­dic­to­ry state­ment at first! What we mean is that a suc­cess­ful focus on safe­ty starts with the lead­er­ship, and their com­mit­ment to putting pro­ce­dures, pro­grams, train­ing, and strate­gies in place that the cul­ture can then be built upon.

These prac­tices can be bro­ken down into a few categories:


  • We work with CRM (Con­trac­tors Risk Man­age­ment). This fan­tas­tic team acts as a safe­ty con­sul­tant, and will vis­it work sites with our fore­men before the project has even begun.
  • With the help of CRM, we devel­op a list of poten­tial haz­ards and any spe­cial cir­cum­stances that need to be pre­pared for.


  • Our team is trained for every envi­ron­ment they will encounter. Just as an exam­ple, if a job includes work­ing in con­fined spaces, we would be sure that the appro­pri­ate­ly trained mem­bers of our team are giv­en that task.
  • Our employ­ees are either OSHA 10 cer­ti­fied or are in the process, and our fore­men car­ry OSHA 30 certification.
  • Train­ing and updat­ing best prac­tices are ongo­ing priorities.
  • Res­pi­ra­to­ry Pro­gram — We per­form med­ical eval­u­a­tions and res­pi­ra­tor fit tests to cer­ti­fy that our crew can safe­ly wear res­pi­ra­tors. This is an impor­tant piece equip­ment to use while spray­ing paint, grind­ing floors, or per­form­ing any oth­er task where air qual­i­ty can be impacted.
  • Our insur­ance com­pa­ny per­forms inde­pen­dent reviews of our train­ing and procedures.


  • We also ensure that only the best, most up-to-date equip­ment and tools are used. This con­tributes to not only qual­i­ty work, but also to safe­ty and efficiency.
  • We are phas­ing lad­ders out, just because of the poten­tial risks. As an alter­na­tive, we have invest­ed in a vari­ety of lifts.

So, How Does Our Cul­ture of Safe­ty Help Us to Serve You Better?

This might all sound well and good, but why should you per­son­al­ly care?

Our cul­ture is cer­tain­ly in place to pro­tect our team, but it’s also in place because we want to serve you bet­ter. We have been in the indus­try long enough to know that every job­site is a lit­tle dif­fer­ent, and we need to be able to quick­ly adapt to yours.

How do we adapt?

  • Our work with CRM — As we men­tioned before, CRM helps us to pre­pare for your spe­cif­ic envi­ron­ment. Whether you own an indus­tri­al man­u­fac­tur­ing facil­i­ty or a phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal lab, we will adapt our train­ing and pro­ce­dures to meet your needs.
  • We also have a Safe­ty Com­mit­tee that works with CRM to assess any issues and com­mu­ni­cate safe­ty plans to our crew. You could say that they are the arms and hands of our safe­ty culture!

How Can We Help with Your Paint­ing or Floor­ing Needs?

If you have any oth­er ques­tions about our paint­ing or indus­tri­al floor­ing ser­vices, why not give us a call today? It would be our plea­sure to safe­ly serve you how­ev­er we can.

Kaloutas is New Eng­land’s pre­mier con­trac­tor for com­mer­cial & indus­tri­al paint­ing, floor­ing, and relat­ed ser­vices. Estab­lished in 1987, Kaloutas has become a trust­ed resource for gen­er­al con­trac­tors, facil­i­ties man­agers, and build­ing own­ers from Con­necti­cut to Maine. Our team prides itself on high qual­i­ty work­man­ship, jobs done on time & bud­get, and tack­ling com­plex projects that oth­er con­trac­tors don’t have the expe­ri­ence or resources to han­dle. Con­tact us today for a paint­ing or floor­ing esti­mate, or give us a call at 9785321414 to learn more.

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