Safety

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Carla Wroten runs our Safety and Compliance Department for our company. For further information or to request safety documents from our company, please contact her at cwroten@cal-inc.com!

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CAL INC IS AN ISNETWORLD MEMBER

CAL INC has built a reputation for outstanding customer service by being responsive to our client's needs and accommodating to their requests. This factor, combined with our construction expertise, and our near flawless safety record, are all keys to CAL INC's success. Safety is the number one priority at CAL INC as demonstrated by our Experience Modification rate (EMR) of .83. CAL INC’s goal each year is Zero incidents. Our safety process can be ranked among the most effective anywhere. We emphasize prevention and our safety performance statistics show that we are successful.

CAL INC is an ISNetworld member in good standing, with a passing grade to work with our clients.

ISN streamlines processes, saving time and improving safety standards. ISNetworld helps to standardize contractor management across multiple sites and geographic regions, clearly communicate requirements and expectations and exchange data with other internal systems. The result is lower incident rates and higher compliance numbers.

Our ISNetworld member number is 400-231976. If you have any questions relating to safety, please contact our Safety Manager at (707) 446-7996.

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CAL INC IS GOLD SHOVEL CERTIFIED!

Gold Shovel Standard (GSS) is a nonprofit organization committed to improving workforce and public safety and the integrity of buried infrastructure. GSS believes that greater transparency in all aspects of damage prevention among buried-asset operators, locators and excavators is essential to drive continuous improvement, and vital to increasingly safe working conditions and communities.

Standardized damage prevention measurements are a key part of the GSS mission, and the establishment and broad deployment of metrics are core components of Gold Shovel Standard’s efforts to improve public and workforce safety. Gold Shovel Standard believes that no significant reduction in damages will be obtained unless all responsible parties (operators, excavators, locators) continuously improve, and measurements underpin continuous improvement.

What is the Gold Shovel Standard?

Every six minutes in the United States, an underground utility line is damaged during excavation work. In 2014, PG&E experienced nearly 2,000 dig-ins to our underground facilities—that's almost six dig-ins per day, resulting in $11 million in damage for the year.

In response, PG&E launched the Gold Shovel Standard, a first-of-its kind excavation safety program designed to reduce dig-ins and protect PG&E's underground gas and electric system. With safety as highest priority, PG&E developed the Gold Shovel Standard Certification process to ensure that PG&E's hired contractors adhere to the safest excavation standards. Safe excavation prevents injuries, property damage, inconvenient outages, project delays and high costs.

Certification Requirements

Beginning January 1, 2016, contractors who wish to excavate or subcontract out excavation work for PG&E must obtain Gold Shovel Standard Certification by making a commitment to safe digging practices in accordance with the California "One Call Law" (California Government Code 4216) and the Common Ground Alliance best practices for excavation.

For more information about this program, please
visit http://goldshovelstandard.org/about/mission/