Odin is committed to ensuring the health and safety of its employees through our Ground Zero3 program – where the boots hit the ground in the workplace – on every project, in every office, and at every work location. We value the people that we work with and that we work for. The success of our projects is measured not only by deadlines and budgets, but also by the level of safety achieved within our organization and the positive impacts we have on local communities. By making safety a core value through comprehensive training, modeling, and accountability, we’ve made it possible to prevent injuries, property damage, and adverse environmental impacts.
Our dedicated safety managers empower our teams, including our subcontractors, with behavior-based safety training that is adaptable to specific client and agency requirements. This training is intentionally crafted to meet or exceed applicable state and federal requirements. We equip our field crews with the tools to anticipate, identify, and eliminate or mitigate health and safety risks. Each team member acknowledges and supports the idea that “stopping work” when something isn’t right is both their obligation and authority.
At Odin, accountability starts at the top. We demonstrate this through active executive participation in safety audits, site visits, team engagements, and toolbox talks. Our safety stewardship is led by a safety steering committee, which is firmly seated at the helm of our company and led by a corporate Health and Safety Manager. This team leads by example and drives every facet of our safety program, including the associated investments, initiatives, celebrations, incident debriefs, and corrective actions.
Gold Shovel Standard
Key Safety Rules
All rules and regulations provided by OSHA are taught and followed strictly. Based on Odin’s most common operations, we have determined the following activities best represent our top 12 Key Safety Rules.
Key Safety rule 1
Team Commitment. Every Day, Every Task
Key Safety rule 2
Stop Work Authority and Responsibility
Key Safety rule 3
Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace
Key Safety rule 4
Pre-task Planning and Worker Mentoring
Key Safety rule 5
Personal Protective Equipment
Key Safety rule 6
Key Safety rule 7
Heavy Equipment Operation & Training
Key Safety rule 8
Excavation Safety &
Key Safety rule 9
Key Safety rule 10
Key Safety rule 11
Fall Protection &
Key Safety rule 12