Creating a culture of safety
We create strong relationships between colleagues and customers with flexible service and open lines of communication. TLC employees do more than just work in the same office; we are a family of support and encouragement.
Our mission is to serve the environmental contracting industry with the best in customer service and quality value with a commitment to safety and consistent development. Our mission to create a lasting impression extends through our people into the larger community and into the construction industry as a whole.
Safety, simply, is our way of life.
We are committed to creating an injury free and healthy life for our co-workers, clients, and construction partners. To that end, we have been working toward achieving a greater level of excellence in safety by embracing a concept called Safety Always. This concept is a personal and organization commitment to creating an environment free of injury.
At TLC, productivity isn’t about shortcuts – it’s about creating the right conditions for schedules and plans to be completed on-time or with time advantage. This includes preplanning, setup, deploying trained workers with the right tools and equipment, as well as the correct degree of instruction and supervision.
We harvest a culture of company safety which brings our crews home safe each day by:
- 5Accepting personal responsibility for our own and others’ safety
- 5Sharing knowledge, best practices, tools and resources
- 5Investing in learning and development
- 5Taking action, always and immediately
- 5Expecting similar dedication from our construction partners
- 5Honoring those who live safe and healthy lives
TLC’s in-house Safety Director has undergone extensive safety training and has earned teaching certification in OSHA requirements, CPR, First Aid, Rigging, forklift operation and many other trade skills. Our Safety Director is focused on planning safety into each task to meet our goal of zero injuries, which means zero negative impact to our workers, the project, and the client. We stand firm in our commitment that all employees return home in the same healthy condition as they arrived.
Every TLC superintendent has completed the OSHA 10 or 30 and is trained to setup and maintain a hazard-free job site. Our superintendents are always scanning the job site for little things that can make a big difference in the safety of their team. Every week, they hold safety meetings with their team to cover concerns and updates.
Periodic Jobsite Reviews
Our Safety Director conducts periodic jobsite reviews to ensure full compliance with TLC’s Safety Policies, OSHA and any other applicable local, state or federal regulations. The Safety Director assesses the effectiveness level and performance of all job site personnel in meeting TLC Diversified Standards, as well as those required by any other regulatory body. Before the Safety Specialist leaves the job site, all areas requiring improvement are addressed and communicated to each co-worker on-site, and corrective measures are taken.
Weekly Toolbox Discussion
Each week, fifteen-minute “Tool Box” safety talks are distributed to the project supervisor. Specific topics are suggested for discussion; more importantly, supervisors are requested to review recent injuries, unsafe acts, additions to Hazard Communications and upcoming work requiring special crew precautions.
Accident reports are reviewed by the Safety Director, Construction Manager and Project Manager. Corrective action is taken when required.
Full-Time Safety Director, Third-Party Safety Site Inspector, Job Hazard Pre-Planning, Drug-free Workplace, All Superintendents OSHA 10 Certified and CPR/First-Aid Trained, Toolbox Safety Talks on Each Job site Each Week.
Meet our TLC
Our safety van is loaded with hard hats, safety gloves, harnesses, eye/ear protection, gas detectors, high visibility vests, and other items needed to keep our crews safe. The Safety Director uses this van during all site safety inspections. While on-site, they are able to replenish the supply of safety gear/items needed for that project. The crews love it, and it’s another tool that contributes to keeping us in line with our Safety Always commitment.
TLC lives by these daily values:
Code of Ethics
TLC operates by a Code of Ethics and Conduct, supported by the guiding principles of our company:
- 5Promoting an Incident and Injury Free (IIF) culture
- 5Excelling in what we do
- 5Promoting honesty and integrity
- 5Providing leadership for continual innovation and improvement
- 5Contributing positively to our industry
- 5Conducting ourselves with professionalism
- 5Delivering on promises
- 5Respecting individuals and operating as a team
- 5Practicing frequent open communication
Building since 1985.
Our Core Values and our Priorities – Integrity, Safety, Quality, and Production – guide our business practices. TLC is committed to a Zero Incident Philosophy – no harm to person, property, the environment, or our reputation. We focus on 1 key market: Heavy Civil Infrastructure for Water and Wastewater.
TLC is a southeast contractor that is registered to do business in several states and has constructed more than $600M in water related projects since 1985. Headquartered in Palmetto, FL, TLC currently employs a workforce of approximately 100 individuals, and maintains regional and project offices throughout Florida. We own a large heavy equipment fleet and a comprehensive fleet maintenance support system.
We pursue challenging projects that involve complex problems, difficult conditions, and aggressive schedules. Our team shares a common sense of urgency and desire to win. We like to have fun. We have a pioneering spirit, value long-term relationships, and treat our partners the way we expect to be treated. We are unique. Let’s work together.
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For over 35 years our family of employees has been the driving force behind our company’s success. We strive to make the workplace a great place for great people to do great things.