Jordan-Smith Electric strives to keep core values as the foundation upon which we perform our work and conduct ourselves. Unlike specific descriptions or strategies, these core values are the basic elements of how we go about our work and the practices we use every day. Unlike priorities, these values remain constant and are never changing because at the end of the day, the ultimate goal is for everyone to return home.
Any accident is a failure of the safety program.
The only meaningful goal is zero.
We strive to sustain a workplace where it is ingrained that safety is essential to our daily operations.
We will only attempt activities that can be performed without injuring people or damaging property.
Safety and Health compliance is everyone's responsibility and is a condition of employment.
Management will be involved in the safety program at all levels withing Jordan-Smith Electric. All supervisors shall lead by direct example and through appropriate decision making.
NFPA 70E is the Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. NFPA Codes and Standards are widely adopted because they are: routinely updated on a 3 to 5 year cycle and developed using an open, consensus-based process. From lock-out/tag-out and controlling sources of energy, to working on energized equipment; this publication is the backbone for a multitude of electrical safety programs. In 2007, OSHA updated its electrical standard using the 2000 Edition of NFPA 70E as its foundation. This was the first change to the OSHA electrical standard in 25 years.
Jordan-Smith Electric understands that as technology changes, so does the risk and exposure for a catastrophic loss. This is why we at Jordan-Smith are not content with following the minimum standard set forth by OSHA, we exceed it. We have implemented strategies in the form of policies, procedures and training to follow the most current NFPA 70E standard. We believe that by following the most up-to-date standard, we will be better able to provide a safe work environment for our most important resource, our employees. We further believe that this mindset is integral to our customers' expectation of quality service.
Our labor force is trained at the Huntington Electrical JATC, which was first registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, Federal Committee on Apprenticeship, on April 3, 1946.
Then, known as the Huntington Electrical Contractors Joint Apprenticeship Committee, the JAC trained those who were either in the building or linemen electrical trades. On June 28, 1946, the JAC was recognized and certified by the Veteran's Administration for the on-the-job placement and training of disabled veterans of World War II.
Soon thereafter, on August 6, 1946, the WV Department of Education approved the JAC as a legitimate training facility for electricians in the classroom and on-the-job.
On December 21, 1973, the program's standards were registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, as the Huntington Electricians JA&TC. Today, it is registered as the Huntington Electrical JATC with the USDOL, Office of Apprenticeship.