VJS Construction Services (VJS) has achieved three million safe work hours without a lost-time incident.
VJS tracks workplace injuries that result in lost work time. The organization has not experienced any such cases in the three million work hours, a time span covering seven years. A period which included navigating safety policies put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes field and office work and travel, including major construction projects throughout southeast Wisconsin.
The firm has built a safety-first culture by implementing safety programs and initiatives and raising awareness through education and hands-on training for its workforce across its sites. Their commitment to safety is about more than compliance, but rather to strive for safety excellence in all aspects of work on every project, every day, through employee feedback and engagement. They believe if they prioritize their employees' safety overall, it will carry over to the jobsites. Their team members are empowered to drive change within the company and continuously improve the way we operate as a whole.
“Safety first is embedded in the culture and is a core responsibility at VJS Construction Services. This milestone shows our commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.” said Craig Jorgensen, president and CEO at VJS.
VJS’ dedication to its safety-first approach is evidenced by being awarded the Wisconsin Corporate Safety Awards for two consecutive years and being named as one of the nation’s safest construction companies by the Associated General Contractors of America in 2023.