VALDES ENGINEERING | SAFETY

SAFETY

The safety of all employees is a top priority at Valdes Engineering Company which was recently named as one of America's Safest Companies by EHS Today Magazine. We believe that injuries are preventable with proper training and work planning, and we are one-hundred percent committed to avoiding work related incidents and injuries. Our quality safety programs are paramount in creating a strong safety culture throughout Valdes. 

Our Director of Safety, Kraig Whalen, is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a Certified Environmental, Safety & Health Trainer (CET) with more than twenty years of experience who is passionate about the company's extensive and strictly enforced safety program. We recognize that education is the key to maintaining a safe work environment at all job sites as well as in our engineering offices. This education begins for every employee on the first day of employment and continues on a permanent ongoing basis.

Valdes' rigidly enforced Comprehensive Safety Program includes:

  • Drug and alcohol screening (pre-employment, random and post-incident)
  • Safety Procedures Handbook
  • Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provided for all field work
  • Case Management

Continuous Training for:

  • New employee safety training
  • Weekly, monthly and quarterly safety meetings
  • OSHA 10 and 30 hour training
  • Client specific and site specific safety training
  • Lockout / Tagout
  • Confined space entry
  • Respiratory protection
  • Fall protection
  • Fire safety
  • Electrical safety

Over 5 years without an OSHA Recordable injury




 America's Safest Companies awards ceremony in Atlanta, GA on October 29, 2013.


Valdes Engineering Company Safety Awards

   Gold Award 2015 
  Meritorious Performance Award  2015 
 northwest indiana business round table  Excellence Safety Award 2015
  Merit Safety Award 2015
 northwest indiana business round table  Contractor Safety Award for Excellence 2014
   Gold Award 2014
  Meritorious Performance Award  2014
  Silver Award  2014
Silver Award 2013
Meritious Performance - working without
OSHA recordable injury at TRMA Facility
2013
Safety Performance Award 2013
America's Safest Companies by 
EHS Today Magazine
2013
Silver Award 2012
Safety Performance Award  2012
   Meritious Performance - working without
OSHA recordable injury at TRMA Facility

2012
  Safety Performance Award 2011
   Gold Award

2011
   Meritious Performance - working without
OSHA recordable injury at TRMA Facility

2011
  Gold Safety Award - Outstanding Safety Award

2011
  Gold Safety Award - Outstanding Safety Award

2010
  Refinery Manager's Diamond Award

2010
  15 Years without injury at Joliet Refinery

2009
   Meritious Performance - working without
OSHA recordable injury at TRMA Facility

2009
  Gold Safety Award - Outstanding Safety Award

2008
   Meritious Performance - working without
OSHA recordable injury at TRMA Facility

2008
  Outstanding Safety Practice

2008
  VEC Gold Sponsor 2008
  Sucessful start-up of Line 3 Reactor at Seneca

2007
  Merit Safety Award

2007
   Gold Award - reduction of 25% OSHA recordable
rate as compared to previous three years

2007
   Meritious Performance - working without
OSHA recordable injury at TRMA Facility

2007
   9 Years without OSHA recordable injury at WBU

2007
   Gold Award - reduction of 25% OSHA recordable
rate as compared to previous three years

2006
   Meritious Performance - working without
OSHA recordable injury at TRMA Facility

2006
  Merit Safety Award for 2006

2006
  5 Years without Lost time accident at WBU

2005
  7 Years without an OSHA recordable at WBU

2005
   Gold Award - reduction of 25% OSHA
recordable rate as compared to previous three years

2005
   Meritious Performance - working without
 OSHA recordable injury at TRMA Facility

2005
  5 Years without a OSHA recordable injury 2005