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Safety — of our employees, our partners and our communities — is at the core of our work. We protect life by ensuring our work is performed safely and through a longstanding commitment to achieving zero accidents and zero injuries in everything we do.

Legacy focuses on leading indicators – building a strong culture of safety through training, mentorship, personal responsibility, continuous improvement, incentive programs and more – designed to safeguard life, property and the environment.

Safety for Life

Our Safety for Life program includes Nine Life Preserving Principles:
  • Demonstrated Management Commitment
  • Employee Participation
  • Budgeting and Staffing for Safety
  • Preplanning
  • Contractor Management
  • Recognition and Rewards
  • Safety Orientation and Training
  • Incident Investigations
  • Fit for Duty

Safety Recognition

Check out some of our more notable and recent safety awards:
  • 2022 RMP Safety Award Zero Incidents (LAX Automated People Mover)
  • 2022 SDAA Safest Sub-Contractor Year-To-Date

Hazard Prevention

At Legacy, we focus on leading indicators and being proactive when it comes to safety. A few of these safety prevention measures are included below:

Safety Certifications:
Legacy provides the educational support our employees need to achieve a wide range of safety certifications, including CHST, STS and SQS certifications. Legacy’s safety staff are certified OSHA trainers. Safety Managers also hold a Construction Health and Safety Technician certificate.

Safety Recognition Programs
Legacy’s Safety Recognition Program is designed to motivate employees to reduce and eliminate injuries and accidents, making it a top priority to look out for our fellow employees and others on the job.

New Employee Safety Program
Our new employee program ensures new employees are easily visible to the more experienced employee. New employees are often more likely to be involved in an accident resulting in an injury. As such, our program means new employees are more recognizable and are offered guidance and “Safe Practices” by the more experienced employees.

Subcontractor Safety
Legacy implements three-phase safety meetings for subcontractors: A preparatory meeting (prior to mobilization); an initial meeting (first day subcontractor is on site) to reiterate our safety policies with the subcontractors fields crews before they start work; and another two weeks after work has begun. We work with subcontractors on maintaining safe practices to ensure work is progressing in a safe manner to avoid any injuries or equipment damage. Weekly safety meetings continue throughout the project duration.

Safety Training
In addition to new employee, subcontractor, and other training, salaried employees and field supervision are required to complete a basic core of twelve safety related courses. They include Alcohol and Substance Abuse Training, Competent Person (Trench) Training, Competent Person Confined Space Training, Crane Safety Training, Fall Protection Competent Person Training, First Aid / CPR Training, GHS/SDS Training, OSHA 10/30 Hour Training, Rigging Competent Person Training and Fleet Safety Training, Competent Person Scaffold Training, and Harassment Training.

  • All employees that I have encountered from Legacy have represented the highest standard I could ever expect. As a contractor representing the UPRR, I have been overwhelmed by the professionalism, kindness, and complete buy-in to the Safety culture. Job briefings are complete and thorough from both sides, all hazards identified are immediately removed from the work site. Moving into the future on this project, I look forward to working with your company.

    Kevin Coffelt