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Safety is our job and greatest accomplishment

As a commercial interior and exterior contractor, Lakeside is committed to the highest safety standards in all our actions. Since we were founded in 1989, we have established a comprehensive safety program and culture that allows our employees to return home safely to their families each and every day. We seek every opportunity to not only achieve, but also exceed, the industry’s strict safety requirements.

Whether it’s individual team members certifications or company wide accreditations, we are proud to be a worksafe and award winning contractor. Safety is the ethical and professional obligation of every Lakeside employee, and we actively promote and utilize safe work practices and procedures every day.

We are uncompromising in pursuing safety accomplishments and having the safest working conditions.

We want to thank our Lakeside team members who take safety seriously and personally. Because of their commitment to safety, we can proudly list the following safety accomplishments:

  • Almost 1.4 million man hours worked without a lost time injury
  • All levels of management participate in project Safety Audits
  • Current with the BWC “Drug-Free Workplace” & AGCNWO Drug Free Workplace Program
  • Project foremen are required to conduct daily Jobsite Pre-Task Plans & weekly Tool-Box Talks
  • All team members are required to read and sign off on weekly Tool-Box Talks 

Certifications and Training

Part of our safety culture is to collaborate with other contractors, industry groups, and union partners to make sure everyone goes home safe every night. We adhere to safety regulations and seek opportunities to gain safety trainings and certifications.

OSHA training teaches basic safety and health information to entry-level workers in construction and general industry. Lakeside requires all workers to complete the 10-hour course. The OSHA 30-hour course provides more in-depth knowledge and is geared towards project managers and workers with safety responsibilities. 

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An aerial lift is a vehicle mounted device that elevates personnel and is operated manually or powered. This course demonstrates the functionality and maximizes safety for operators when they are utilizing aerial lifts.

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The CPR / First Aid, AED, and Bloodborne Pathogens Class covers a variety of medical emergencies including burns, choking, seizures, allergy reactions, heart attack, and strokes. To acquire certification, individuals must complete required knowledge and skill objectives.

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Lakeside is proud to participate with the Drug Free Workplace Alliance. We recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer, drug-free and more healthful American workplaces and protect employees’ health and safety.

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OSHA details the Proper lockout/tagout (LOTO) practices and procedures necessary to disable machinery or equipment to prevent hazardous energy release. Lakeside meets the established standards to control different types of hazardous energy and protect workers from hazardous energy.

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The Ladder Safety for Construction course teaches basic safety for working with ladders with topics that include ladder hazards, the OSHA ladder standard, ladder selection, and ladder maintenance.

The COSS Series includes intense, curriculum-based programs that cater to the needs of the beginning safety practitioner, as well as to the experienced safety professional.

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Lakeside is an Air Barrier Association of America (ABBA) member for 2023. ABBA has developed a professional air barrier industry dedicated to providing effective air barrier systems in building envelope constructions.

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SDS Sheets

Lakeside’s safety efforts include efforts to ensure that exposure to hazardous chemicals is limited. In the least serious cases, exposure can lead to mild irritation or discomfort. But in the most severe situations, it can cause long-term health problems or worse. Providing Safety Data Sheets (SDS) to our employees helps keep them safe. Per OSHA, these sheets “provide detailed information prepared by the manufacturer or importer of a chemical that describes the physical and chemical properties, physical and health hazards, routes of exposure, precautions for safe handling and use, emergency and first-aid procedures, and control measures.”

Information on safety data sheets aid in the selection of safe products and helps prepare our teams to respond effectively to daily exposure situations as well as to emergency situations.

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Latest Lakeside Safety News and Updates

Lakeside Employees Receive CPR / First Aid, AED, and Bloodborne Pathogens Certification

May 04, 2023

Lakeside is committed to having individuals who are certified in CPR/First Aid on every jobsite. Recently, a group of Lakeside employees completed their training in CPR/First Aid, AED, and Bloodborne Pathogens. A few of the...

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Lakeside Team Members Complete Their OSHA 4-hour Refresher

March 17, 2023

With a commitment to meet and exceed OSHA requirements, Lakeside team members just completed their annual OSHA 4-hour Refresher. The refresher course was led by our Safety Director, Randy Hayes and Greg Burkhart, Safety Director...

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Adam Michalski Graduates From Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) Training

February 15, 2023

The Safety Council of Northwest Ohio recently announced the 85th Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) class and Lakeside Project Manager, Adam Michalski, was one of the certified, graduating members. Adam was one of eight individuals...

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