As part of our continued commitment to safety, Ruston Paving is rolling out a Safety Pledge that is being signed by all employees in each division. This Safety Pledge will then be displayed in our respective offices to encourage employees to always Think Safety.

In signing the Safety Pledge, each employee vows to:

  • Never compromise my own safety or the safety of my co-workers to get the job done.
  • Actively look for hazards, promptly report them and take appropriate action to alleviate the issue.
  • Be a good safety role model for my co-workers, friends and family even when off the job.
Pledge Signing (SYR-WTN Division)Pledge Signing (ROC)
Pledge Signing (RDU)Pledge Signing (GSO)
Pledge Signing (MAN_RIC)

Preventing RollawaysEvery year, hundreds of accidents and injuries occur from rollaway vehicles in which a motor vehicle, after the transmission has been locked into a parked position, is believed to have rolled either forward or backward by the transmission purposefully or inadvertently moving or slipping into another gear position. Operators experiencing roll-away and/or runaways have been pinned by their vehicle, fallen under the wheels of their vehicle while chasing it down the street, or have allowed their unattended vehicle to strike members of the community.

In an effort to eliminate this preventable incident, Ruston Paving has added mandatory wheel chocks be placed on all our unattended vehicles and trailers. This is just one of the many facets to our safety program that serves to our make our job sites safer and protect our employees and the general public.

CPR Training

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Feb 232016

CPR TrainingYou never know when an unexpected emergency may occur. Here at Ruston Paving, we try to prepare our employees for any situation that they may encounter, which is why our Director of Field Operations, Al Dominy, has been instructing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training to the Ruston Paving workforce. With all of our divisions getting back into the swing of the season, it is a prime time to renew our commitment to safety. Offering CPR training gives our employees vital safety skills that are important both on and off the job.

Jun 052015

Stretch n Flex (Durham)Stretch n Flex (Rochester)

Ruston Paving recently implemented a daily Stretch ‘n’ Flex program for all our employees. Just like an athlete who needs to stretch before a game, our workers are no different. The program’s stretches can prepare the body for everyday work stresses. This is done through stretching and strengthening the specific muscles that are commonly associated with strains and sprains.  When performed regularly before physical work, these exercises will reduce the incidences of muscle strains and sprains. Pictured are our Durham, NC and Rochester, NY divisions stretching following their weekly safety toolbox talk.

Aug 132014

Heroes Among UsWhile working at the Chesleigh Subdivision project in Wake Forest, North Carolina, two of our employees helped save another man’s life.

A landscaping company was working near our crews and Mike Myers, our paving foreman on the job, noticed one of the landscapers experiencing a seizure due to heat stroke.  Mike, along with Ronnie Street, one of our truck drivers, quickly began administering first aid to the man when Mike realized the man’s heart stopped beating.  Mike immediately started CPR while Ronnie called 911.  After a couple minutes, the man’s heart started beating again!  Our guys continued to tend to the man, who eventually regained consciousness, until the paramedics arrived on the scene and took over the situation.

Due to their quick action and composure under extreme duress, both Mike and Ronnie literally brought a man back from his imminent demise.  Words cannot express how proud we are to have these heroes on our Ruston Paving team.  When asked about the ordeal, Mike humbly said, “I was in the right place at the right time and used the training I’d been given.”

Mar 192014

CPR TrainingAs we delve into new projects in the 2014 season, Ruston Paving has taken on a new safety project as well. Director of Field Operations Al Dominy has been bouncing between divisions to instruct Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid training to the Ruston Paving workforce.

Here are a few Rochester employees getting hands on CPR practice as part of the training course. With first aid and CPR under their belts, our employees are safer both on and off the job site!

Art MetcalfCongratulations are in order for Ruston Paving employee Art Metcalf. Art, the general superintendent for our Greensboro division, recently completed further Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training and is now authorized to teach the OSHA 10 and 30 hour classes. As an authorized trainer, Art will help keep our workers and supervisors safe on the job.

At right are members of the Rochester NY Division reviewing trailering safety as part of the weekly toolbox talk.  Derek Endres, the General Superintendent says “We do a lot of trailering of our equipment and we can’t be too careful about trailering safety”.

As part of the demonstration, Derek completed a sample “walk-around” to identify all of the correct hitch and electrical connections.  With the help of Butch Carson, our Shop Foreman, they described the proper way to check the brakes and emergency breakaway system.

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