MATT Construction has always embraced a progressive, proactive approach to safety on our jobsites, and our record speaks for itself. In 2011, both our Lost Time Incident Rate and Total OSHA Recordable Incident Rate were 0.00, and our Lost Time Incident Rate has averaged only .05 over the last ten years (the industry average is 1.5). While this is only 3% of the national average for general contractors’ Lost Time Incidence Rates, we strive to achieve a zero injury environment for our employees and subcontractors each year, and continue to enhance our programs and planning to improve jobsite safety even further. Safety is a culture and a decision, and at MATT it has a distinct role throughout our building process, from thorough planning in preconstruction to precise execution in the field. Utilizing a well-thought-out safety program developed in preconstruction, our construction supervision team oversees program compliance during every phase of the work, with the same disciplined leadership that it uses to implement quality assurance programs. This means early communication, audits and evaluations of subcontractors and labor forces throughout construction. MATT’s full time safety staff supports the superintendents’ efforts with ongoing jobsite audits and training.
In the past five years, MATT Construction is proud to have been awarded the Golden Gate Award by Cal/OSHA for exemplary safety performance at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and Residences, The Westlake Village Four Seasons Hotel and Spa, the Broad Museum, and The Loop, mixed use projects. OSHA presents this award to high-hazard employers who demonstrate an effective health and safety management program at a jobsite. In addition, Cal/OSHA has awarded MATT SHARP awards – their highest award – for MATT’s safety performance at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and Residences and the Broad.