Safety is a top management commitment at RECON. Every new employee is hired with the expectation that safe work practices are a condition of employment. All employees receive safety orientation training as well as appropriate task and site specific training in OSHA MSHA regulations, first aid, respiratory protection, and safe equipment operation. RECON employs full-time safety professionals who are certified to instruct in all areas of safety for the petrochemical and mining industries. In addition, all Project Supervisors are given primary responsibility to enforce all safety programs, conduct regularly scheduled audits, and receive supervisor safety training. RECON commits itself to providing a safe and healthful work environment for all of our employees. Our customers can be confident that all projects will be performed in accordance with the highest safety standards; as evidenced by the many awards RECON has received over the years. Some of our accolades include:
- AFPM Contractor Awards for Meritorious Safety Performance
Over the years RECON has received multiple nominations from various refinery operations including: BP - Carson Business Unit, Carson, California; ExxonMobil - Torrance Refinery, Torrance, California; and BP - Cherry Point Refinery, Blaine, Washington.
- Associated Builders and Constructors' STEP (Safety Training and Evaluation Process) Gold Level Awards
RECON has received the Gold Level STEP Award for multiple years based on the quality of our safety program.
RECON has received multiple facility-based awards for outstanding on-the-job performance in safety and in overall service quality. Clients who have presented such awards include: BP - Carson Business Unit, Carson, CA; ExxonMobil -Torrance Refinery, Torrance, CA; and ConocoPhillips - Wilmington Refinery, Wilmington, CA.
Employees receive training covering a broad range of topics, including:
- OSHA 10/30 Hour
- MSHA Part 46/48
- Refinery Safety Overview (RSO)
- Respiratory Protection
- Hazard Communication (HAZCOM)
- Forklift, Bobcat, and other industrial equipment
- Confined Space Entry
- Specific chemical hazards (H2S, Lead, Silica)
- Safety Attendant and Fire Watch
- Process Safety Management Overview
- First Aid and CPR