Safety

Safety in numbers.

At CEI, safety is a mindset, not simply a behavior.  We conduct all operations with the utmost regard for the safety of our employees, our customers, the public and the environment. Our ultimate goal is to complete all projects incident-and injury-free.  This helps us to ensure overall safety and deliver projects that are completed without costly, injury-related delays.

Cupertino Electric’s safety program has been recognized as second in the nation by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) among specialty contractors working more than one million hours in 2011. The AGC’s Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) recognizes construction companies that excel at safety performance, based on demonstrated management commitment, active employee participation, safety training, work site hazard identification and control, and program innovation. As a precursor to the national AGC safety award, Cupertino Electric was given the “Safety Awards of Excellence” by the Associated General Contractors of California in both 2011 and 2012 for its outstanding commitment to developing and implementing an iterative safety program.

CEI was named ENR California’s 2012 “Specialty Contractor of the Year” for its focus on safety, innovation and community involvement, and is a two-time recipient of the AGC of California’s “Safety Award of Excellence” for specialty contractors working more than 1 million hours.

Our laser-like focus on safety begins with our employees, who undergo thorough safety orientation sessions prior to each job.  We then develop site-specific safety plans, which employees review and sign each day. In addition, we regularly evaluate our own safety performance, to ensure that we continually meet or exceed all safety, health and environmental regulations.

Through open lines of communication and continuously improving safety practices, CEI’s 2011 recordable injury rate was nearly half the industry-wide rate for electrical contractors working in California.  Despite expanding into new markets with new employees in recent years, CEI’s intense focus on safety remains constant.

Safety Metrics

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Injuries experienced on school-based PV projects

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Times Given "Safety Awards of Excellence" (AGC)

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Recordable Injury Rate percentage drop from '09 to '12

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Percent of 2011 projects that were injury-free

 

Recent Awards & Recognition

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Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)

National Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)

March 19, 2013

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) named Cupertino Electric, Inc.'s (CEI) safety program second in the nation among specialty contractors working more than one million hours. The organization’s Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) recognizes construction companies that excel at safety performance, based on demonstrated management commitment, active employee participation, safety training, work site hazard identification and control, and program innovation.

Recognition

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Specialty Contractor of the Year

September 25, 2012

CEI has been named ENR California’s 2012 “Specialty Contractor of the Year” for its focus on safety, innovation and community involvement.

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AGC Associated General Contractors of California

AGC of California "Safey Awards of Excellence" 2011 & 2012

August 9, 2012

The Associated General Contractors of California (AGC) "Safety Awards of Excellence" in the category of specialty contractors working more than 1 million hours. Cupertino Electric, Inc. (CEI) received this award in 2011 and 2012.

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Clark Construction Award

January 15, 2011

Clark Construction Award for “Installation of 10 Miles of In-Slab Conduit Without a Recordable Injury” on the UCSF 19A project involving construction of a five-story neurosciences laboratory and clinical research building.

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Cal-OSHA Golden Gate Partnership Recognition

August 1, 2010

Cal-OSHA Golden Gate partnership recognition on the Cal Poly Pomona project for implementing effective safety and health management systems, as well as executive commitment to our health and safety programs.

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Liberty Mutual Award

June 10, 2010

Liberty Mutual Award for “Commendable Safety Performance” on the Thunder Valley Casino project.