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 Safe Contractor”

SUHBA’s goal is to raise awareness and safety culture with contractors.

Make safety your top priority – putting safety first can help reduce costs and improve productivity on the jobsite.

Hold everyone accountable – everyone who sets foot on the jobsite is responsible for safety.

How to qualify – email this completed form to kris@suhba.com to qualify as a “SUHBA Safe Contractor”.  We will promote safe builders and contractors in the Parade Magazine, Building Guide, SUHBA website, social media, SUHBA newsletter, and a promotional sign at SUBHA events.

For a list of requirements click here.

SUHBA Safety Awards Program

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 four 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 4, 2021.


Safety Winners of 2020

General Contractors:

S & S Homes holds weekly management meeting with all project managers and shares monthly safety meetings using topics from SUHBA & NAHB. S & S Homes distributes safety letters to subcontractors to help bring awareness to issues regarding trade and weather conditions for our environment. They are consistent in maintaining clean job sites, emptying dumpsters on every job, and employing 2 full-time clean up guys to sweep jobs and remove trash to keep work areas clean and hazard free. S & S Homes feels their efforts have helped with having minimal safety violations on job sites and staff and that being aware and bringing awareness helps everyone make safe choices. As a six-time winner for this award, S&S Homes received the 2020 General Contractor Safety Award.

 


 

Split Rock Custom Homes meets with employees and subcontractors twice a month to discuss safe job practices. Each meeting is focused around a prepared safety topic. Handouts are given to each subcontractor to ensure that each employee is taught and up to date on current safety practices. Split Rock Custom Homes has found that by regularly discussing safety topics on the jobsite that safety has improved! Employees follow the principles and guidelines that are taught each meeting. They said that regular reminders are the key to implementing and practicing current safety principles. For the most part, everyone knows what they should be doing to be safe, but the reminders help workers stay focused on best practices. As a two-time winner for this award, Split Rock Custom Homes received the 2020 General Contractor Safety Award.

 


Alcoa Custom Homes consistently reminds their workers and subcontractors of the best jobsite practices for employee safety. They also pride themselves in providing professional grade safety equipment for the jobsite to ensure everyone’s safety. By strictly adhering to SUHBA and NAHB guidelines for safety have allowed Alcoa Custom Homes to be free of jobsite accidents for more than eight years! One of their goals is to always have a signed OSHA Agreement with all subcontractors, daily ladder, tool, and cord inspections onsite, and be OSHA-10 Certified. Alcoa Custom Homes claims that the SUHBA Safety Program has always been a great reminder to stay on top of current safety practices. Alcoa Custom Homes received the 2020 General Contractor Safety Award.


Trade Contractors:

 

Interstate Rock Products has made a continuous effort on safety this past year. Safety policies have been written, and weekly toolbox safety meetings are held for all employees. Regular Safety Committee meetings are held monthly to review safety efforts and upcoming training possibilities along with an incentive plan. Interstate Rock Products mentioned that by attending and participating in weekly toolbox meetings and trainings employees felt more committed to safety. They also said that the SUHBA Safety Program guarantees that members maintain the required training and knowledge for contractors’ license. As a two-time winner for this award, Interstate Rock Products received the 2020 Trade Contractor Safety Award.

 


Past Winners

2019

  • Builder: S & S Homes, Split Rock Custom Homes, Sullivan Homes
  • Trade: Interstate Rock Products, JP Excavating, Sunpro
  • Service: Stephen Wade Auto Center

2018

  • Builder: S & S Homes
  • Trade: JP Excavating
  • Service: Stephen Wade Auto Center

2017

  • Builder: S & S Homes
  • Trade: Countertop Source
  • Trade: JP Excavating
  • Supplier: Wilding Wallbeds

2016

  • Builder: S & S Homes
  • Trade: J P Excavating
  • Service: Cash Out Title Loans
  • Supplier: Wilding Wallbeds

NAHB Safety Resources
Utah Safety Council

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

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.

 

Our partners for this program are:

Occupational Health Care International (OHCI)

Turning Leaf Wellness Center.

Take advantage of the great discounts they are offering exclusively to SUHBA members:

•  20% discount for Employee Evaluations
•  $50 Substance Abuse Policy customized for your company (normally $125)


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
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.
Rainbow Sign & Banner
Southern Utah Home Builders Assoc.
Split Rock Custom Homes
Stephen Wade Auto Center
St George Party Rentals
Suva Tile
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage