If a job can’t be performed safely, we won’t do it.

Chuck Wright, CEO
safety and health

Summit is committed to providing a safe work environment that mitigates risk to people and property. People are our most valuable resource, and at Summit every employee has the authority to stop a job when conditions or actions aren’t safe. We encourage all employees to have a questioning attitude. With the participation of all employees, Summit has maintained an Experience Modification Rating, Total Recordable Incident Rate and Total At-Fault Vehicle Accident Rate below industry averages.


A critical first step in establishing a robust safety culture is to provide education on expected acceptable practices and equipment operation. Our team of in-house safety and health professionals conducts a combination of classroom and hands-on training with competency evaluations before releasing employees for fieldwork.

Behavior-Based Safety Practices

Since most accidents are a result of unsafe actions, our behavior-based safety practices are ingrained into our employees’ daily lives by empowering all personnel through participation in exemplary safety programs. Each employee plays a crucial role in ensuring that they and their co-workers work safely and achieve our aim of eliminating all at-risk events. 

Human Performance Tools

• Job hazard analyses

• Pre-job briefings

• Standard operating procedure reviews

• Self-checks

• Peer checks

• Coaching

• Post-job reviews

Superintendents and Field Safety Supervisors take the lead in task quality control.  Because safety is a key driver, these employees continuously conduct and document job observations to evaluate effectiveness, at-risk behavior and variance from standard operating procedures.