SUHBA Builds with Safety

The Southern Utah Home Builders Association's safety motto is "SUHBA Builds with Safety". SUHBA actively offers safety education in the form of stand-alone classes throughout the year, a safety track at our annual Utah Building Industry Conference, an annual Safety Awards Luncheon on the first Tuesday of June, safety tips via our Membership Matters e-newsletter, and safety promotional items given at luncheons and other events.

SUHBA Safety Awards Program

SUHBA Safety Award

SUHBA encourages members to have an active and robust safety program to protect themselves, their employees, and to reduce cost of doing business. Each year 4 SUHBA members are recognized and presented with custom safety awards at the June luncheon in the following categories: 
       Builder     ~     Trade Contractor     ~     Service     ~     Supplier

Tell Us About Your Safety Program: To nominate your company or another company, use this Nomination Form and submit to the SUHBA office by May 16, 2017.


2016 Safety Winners

Builder: S&S Homes

S&S Homes holds monthly safety meetings and onsite field visits to ensure safety measures and policies are being followed . Everyone on site knows the safety plan and can spot safety issues before an accident may occur. Their actions have minimized mistakes on jobs, and cleaner sites. Their employees have been trained to spot a hazard and correct it before an accident occurs. When safety items come up, they are addressed immediately which is why they are happy with an Emod rating of .78! They appreciate the safety classes SUHBA offers and use that information for their monthly meetings. As a two-time winner for this award, we are pleased to present S&S Homes with the 2016 Builder Safety Award.

Trade Contractor: JP Excavating

JP Excavating provides regular and up to date safety training for not only their supervisors, but the crew members. Weekly toolbox talks, individual topic emphasis as well as encouraging employees to instruct have helped in earning a good Emod rating of .68. They have found that providing their crews the correct tools as well as openly discussing safety concerns has brought awareness and constant learning enables their employees to speak up about issues allows them to be more confident. They love being involved with SUHBA and appreciates specific safety emphasis SUHBA provides to the industry. JP Excavating is another two-time winner and we are pleased to present them with the 2016 Trade Contractor Safety Award.

Supplier: Wilding Wallbeds

The production manager of Wilding Wallbeds, Andrew Stringham, has developed an extensive safety program to produce custom built murphy beds, desks and side cabinets. They hold weekly meetings to inform and train. Employees feel cared about and hours lost from injury have been greatly reduced and they are proud of their Emod rating of .73. Each employee is encouraged to share ideas and concerns about safety and they appreciate being heard. The information and resources SUHBA has provided has helped motivate and encourage our efforts. We are pleased to present Wilding Wallbeds the 2016 Supplier Associate Safety Award.

Service: Cash Out Title Loans

The safety of the employees at Cash Out Title Loans is their number one priority! Security cameras are installed which help protect them during the day and a security system at night for when they are working late. This allows them a feeling of security in an industry that deals with large amounts of money but also interaction on a daily basis with a diverse clientele. Specific instructions for the use of machinery such as a shredder promotes safety and also a clean work environment helps eliminate possible hazards. Their company has enjoyed an incident-free record and strives to keep it that way! We are pleased to present Cash Out Title Loans the 2016 Service Associate Safety Award.

Previous Safety Winners

  • Builder: S & S Homes
  • Trade: J P Excavating
  • Service: Stephen Wade Auto Center
  • Supplier: Contractors Heating & Cooling Supply

  • Builder: SunRiver Construction
  • Trade: Red Canyon Contractors
  • Service: Questar Gas
  • Supplier: Rainbow Sign & Banner
  • Builder: Interstate Rock Products
  • Trade: Taylor Made Fencing
  • Service: Dixie Power
  • Supplier: Roofers Supply

SUHBA Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Pledge

SUHBA invites you to take the Pledge and become one of our partners to promote a workplace environment free of substance and alcohol abuse, whether you're on a construction site or in an office. Taking this pledge will show your commitment to providing a safer work environment for you and your employees and will give you the resources you need to implement an effective substance abuse policy.

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Take the Pledge and join the following SUHBA Members 

Bank of Utah
Boulevard Home Furnishings
Brian Geer Development, Inc.
Circle A Builders
Country Villa Window Fashions
Crawford Custom Builders
Firerock Homes
Forevermore Events
G.S. Vaughn & Associates
Gil Almquist Landscaping
Graff Plumbing, Inc.
Hafen's Pool & Spas, Inc.
Interstate Homes
Interstate Rock Products, Inc.
J P Excavating, Inc.
Maag Electric, Inc.
Marble Ventures, Inc.
Pride Point Construction
Quick Cut, Inc.
Southern Utah Home Builders Assoc.
Split Rock Custom Homes
Stephen Wade Auto Center
Suva Tile
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Safety Resources

NAHB Safety Resources
Utah Safety Council

Safety training is sponsored through a workplace safety grant from the Utah Labor Commission.