Safety for the Employees
Beam Electric’s objective is to provide our employees with the safest working environment while employed with us through training, education and safety awareness. We have a safety guide that each employee must read and acknowledge.
Our English Electrical Contractor Safety Manual and Spanish Electrical Contractor Safety Manual can be viewed here on our website.
Beam Electric provides the training and guidance necessary to eliminate unsafe practices and conditions at the job site. We require all of our field employees to comply with Beam’s. safety rules, regulations and hazardous communication guidelines.
Any employee who believes that a violation of a safety standard exists is encouraged to bring the situation to the attention of their supervisor first and/or Beam’s Safety Administrator member or a member of the senior management team.
Beam Electric utilizes a progressive discipline approach for violations of safety and health policies. This approach includesa sequence verbal and written warnings, suspensions and discharge. Discharge may be used as a first step, only for major violations.
Major violations, include, but are not limited to:
- Offenses which risk others health and safety
- Blatant disregard of safety rules
- Possession, use or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs
Employees understand that some of Beam Electric’s clients may have additional policies, procedures, conditions, and security practices. They agree to comply with those additional safety requirements. If they do not adhere to those policies, they understand that this behavior may be cause for discipline action, including immediate discharge.
Employees, who sustain an injury on the job, are required to inform their site supervisor and Beam Electric immediately after the accident. Beam Electric will deal promptly with legitimate claims and has workers compensation insurance whick will pay medical expenses and wages, when applicable. Beam Electric has extensive experience investigating claims and will fight fraudulent claims with all available resources.
An onsite representative from the Beam Electric or client should accompany the injured employee to the treatment facility provided/approved by Beam Electric.
Employees are required to receive a post-accident drug screening.Refusal to submit to a drug screen may be grounds for denying workers compensation claim and subject the employee to further disciplinary action, including immediate termination. Beam Electric receives copies of all bills, reports, and updates which are shared with the client.
Employees are required to keep Beam Electric informed of their progress and to inform the company immediately of their release to work from their appointed health care professional. Failure to keep Beam Electric informed will indicate that they have voluntarily left the employment of Beam Electric and Beam Electric will not be responsible for any injury in which the employee is performing tasks not authorized by Beam Electric or the job site’s supervisory staff.
Our employees understand and authorize Beam Electric to request and obtain all records, documents, etc. regarding any industrial accident or occupational disease involving field staff supplied by Beam Electric This is to include doctors’ reports, follow up reports, nurse’s notes, medical bills, test results, hospital detailed breakdown, etc.
Early return to work program
Beam Electric recognizes the need to provide temporarily modified or light duty work to employees who are unable to perform regular duties due to work related illness or injury as soon as the treating physician deems it medically feasible. Beam Electric may assign limited or light duty work to the injured employee. Due to the limited amount of modified work positions available, light duty assignments will be assigned by Beam Electric on a “first come first serve” basis to those employees whose work related medical restrictions allow eligibility for the job positions available. This program will be for no longer than thirty (30) days per incident. Employees understand that if they refuse an assignment that is within their work restriction, their workers compensation benefits will be terminated as of that day. Exceptions to this light duty policy include return to work under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Employees who have been subject to work related injury or illness will be returned to work as soon as the Beam Electric approved physician approves their return in a capacity for which there is available work. We will make every attempt to secure useful and productive work for the employee within their specified work restriction.