At FBM Safety Comes First
Our #1 Foundation Value, Safety Comes First – There is Nothing More Important than Operating Safely
Foundation Building Materials takes an industry-leading approach in developing and promoting safety. The company’s employees are responsible for working in a manner that safeguards them, their co-workers and the customers they serve.
FBM works diligently with its employees and continually reinforces adherence to the highest safety standards. The effort begins immediately with new employees through a comprehensive orientation that focuses on safety awareness, risk identification, hazard communication and other essential safety protocols. Training is delivered through a variety of media, including online modules and classroom settings, so that managers can employ the method that bests fits the employees’ needs. Written programs and materials are also provided in Spanish.
The FBM Safety Champions
The FBM Safety Champion plays a specific and highly critical role in FBM’s Safety Program. These key individuals are chosen from the best talent in each market/region/acquisition, the Safety Champions draw from their expertise and experiences to craft safety policies and procedures that apply best practices to FBM’s unique workplace exposures. These experienced individuals perform a range of safety related functions such as conducting regular on-site inspections of jobsites, warehouses and storage yards to identify hazards and recommend corrective measures. FBM Safety Champions also conduct regular inspections to make sure that emerging hazards and risks are identified and mitigation plans are implemented.
Dedication to safety is a key value at FBM and is backed by FBM “Safety Absolutes,” a set of key safety rules that all employees are to follow. Attention to safety considerations is built into the warehousing, delivery and stocking processes. For example, a site hazard assessment is done for all deliveries and a detailed load or stocking plan identifies the safest way to deliver and stock product. Daily reviews of deliveries ensure work was conducted safely and efficiently. When better techniques are identified, these are communicated back to operations.
FBM is Committed to a Drug-Free Workplace
FBM is highly committed to a drug-free workplace and employs comprehensive drug and alcohol screening programs, ranging from pre-hire screening, post-accident screening, DOT random screening, for-cause screening and other screening to comply with the drug-free workplace regulations of various sites. These programs reinforce the company’s focus on workplace safety, creating a safer work environment and improve the welfare of its employees, customers and operating efficiency of it business.
Fleet Safety, DOT Compliance & Distracted Driving
FBM’s commitment to safety extends to its operating fleet of highway and off-highway vehicles. A key member of the Safety Champions is the Fleet and DOT Compliance Manager, whose role it is to ensure compliance with all rules and regulations governing fleet operations as well as the application of best practices throughout the company.
The company is equally committed to the safe use of cellphones and other electronic communication devices. FBM is committed to preventing distracted driving and has a comprehensive program regarding handheld mobile device use. Every employee in the company has signed a distracted driving pledge acknowledging they will not use handheld mobile devices while driving for company business. At FBM we value our people on and off the job, FBM also encourages its employees not to use handheld mobile devices while driving even when they are not working, Safety comes first!