At Summit Construction Co., Inc. everyone’s safety is placed “Above All Else”. This simple idea has become our philosophy at Summit enabling our personnel as well as subcontractor personnel to develop a proper attitude towards safety. Safety therefore is achieved through knowledge and commitment. Know all that you can about the job you’re doing and always practice Safety First. Five years of ZERO Injury Awards, Seven MICCS Outstanding Project Awards, and Ten Platinum Level Safety Training and Evaluation Program Awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors. Obviously a great deal of hard work goes into achieving these awards of distinction. This is why all of our policies, procedures and efforts must contribute toward an end result of zero incidents/injuries.

Our full time degreed Safety Director provides year round instruction to ensure the "Safety First" attitude within all levels of employee category. Everyone plays a significant role in the success of our safety program from the President to Project Management, from the Superintendent to the Tradesmen. The objective and responsibility at Summit is to provide employees with the freedom to achieve in an atmosphere conducive to this spirit.

Safety training is provided in a classroom as well as field environment and covers a wide variety of specific work related subjects. Fall Protection, Trenching/Excavation, Infection/Moisture Control, Hearing Awareness, Scaffolding and Electrical Hazards are just a few of the main areas of focus. Additionally, Infection Control mandates via the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the OSHA 10 & 30 Hour and CPR/First Aid/BBP/AED Training is provided to our Foreman, Superintendents and Project Managers.

There are times when an individual subcontractor is in need of assistance with some of the many aspects of work hazards on a jobsite. Summit can provide for assistance via the Safety Director, with the development of a safety program or the training of personnel in various safety related topics. This includes the ability to train the subcontractor personnel in a wide variety of safety specific topics as well as all of the areas mentioned above.

We also invest heavily in a safety incentive program recognizing the safety achievements of all employees to further promote participation in our safety "culture". Participation is maintained through the tracking of "Leading Indicators". These include Near-Miss Reporting Program, Daily Job Hazard Analysis as well as Weekly Project Specific Safety Plans. Our goal at Summit is to maintain our ZERO injury status, thus ensuring everyone goes home injury-free!

Summit also continues a strong presence in the ABC/MICCS Substance Abuse Program. Testing of employees is on a pre-employment, random, post incident, reasonable suspicion and annual basis.

The Summit Safety Committee reviews and shares the latest Near-Miss incidents and safety related hazards/programs as well as suggestions by field and office personnel. The Committee is formulated using one person from each level of employee. (Tradesman, Foreman, Superintendent, Project Manager, Safety Director, Office Staff, CEO, President). This ensures total coverage and subjective contribution of the entire company.


Richard Van Dyke, B.S. Education, Certified Healthcare Safety Professional:
Richard graduated from Indiana State University
in 1979 with a B.S. degree in Education. His interest in construction safety has continued to expand throughout the past 25 years. He has been instrumental in the evolution and implementation of various safety initiatives and programs dramatically impacting our OSHA recordable accidents/incidents to ZERO . He is actively involved in the ABC Education Committee and the MICCS Safety Directors and Program Committees. Additional professional certifications include: The American Red Cross Outreach Trainer, National OSHA Institute Trained -OSHA 500, The United States Department of Labor OSHA Training Institute Course – 502 and Mid-America OSHA Education Center – OSHA 502 “Train the Trainer”. These additional certifications provide the ability to teach and certify for the OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Safety Course, CPR, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens, and AED.

Miccs recognition in the Zero Injury category, 2008, 2009, 2010.

Ascension Health Ministry Service Center
MICCS Outstanding Project Award 2012
ABC Award of Honor 2012

Wishard Hospital Dunlap 3 Interventional & Diagnostic Suite
MICCS Outstanding Project Award 2011

Marion General Hospital Radiology Renovation
MICCS Outstanding Project Award 2010

St. Vincent Hospitals Surgery & SSP Renovation
MICCS Outstanding Project Award 2009

Community Hospital North Expansion
ABC Judge's Special Award 2007
MICCS Outstanding Project Award 2008

Indiana Heart Hospital
ABC Judge's Special Award 2003
MICCS Outstanding Project Award 2004

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Pagoda
ABC National Award of Excellence 2000
MICCS Outstanding Project Award 2001

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