Safety is our top priority

Excavation is one of the most hazardous types of work in the construction industry. Silverado Excavating Company therefore makes its safety training and procedures a top priority. Highlights of our Safety Program include:

  • Weekly safety meetings with management & all field (production) personnel
  • Quarterly safety committee meetings
  • Safety incentive program with awards
  • Mandatory hard hat and eye protection required for all field personnel
  • Specific Operating Procedures (S.O.P.) including Safety Hazard Analysis (S.H.A.) prior to work on tasks requiring special or unique conditions
  • Pre-employment, post-incident and random drug and alcohol testing program, as well as Federal DOT Pipeline and commercial driver testing
  • Quarterly commercial driver refresher training - meetings
  • Periodic site safety inspections by a third party safety professional including detailed reports to management
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All employees working in or near excavations are “Certified Competent Persons” under OSHA’s Construction Industry Standard 1926 Subpart P for Excavations. Silverado is also a Qualified Gas Backfill Contractor approved by Nevada Energy for natural gas service installations.

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Safety Awards

  • Underground Service Alert (USA) Recognition USA North - Central/Northern California & Nevada Contractor S.A.F.E. Recognition 2007
  • AGC National Certificates of Commendation (2) Zero Incidents 50,000 Hours & Over Heavy/Industrial Division and Municipal/Utilities Division
  • AGC National Certificates of Commendation (2) 25% Below Division Incidents Rate Heavy/Industrial Division and Municipal/Utilities Division
  • AGC Regional Best Safety Record General Engineering Contractor over 100,000 Hours
  • AGC Regional Best Safety Record General Engineering Contractor over 50,000 Hours
  • AGC Regional Safety Awards No Lost-time Incidents (awarded three consecutive years)