WMLyles-Safety

Safety

Our record proves our commitment to safety. With an extremely low workers’ compensation rate (EMR) and a full time safety staff across the State, the Lyles Construction Group realizes the necessity of safe construction operations.

Consistent with our corporate values and the belief that our strength lies in our employees, the continued health and safety of our people is paramount to the continued success of the Lyles Construction Group. Our award winning safety program is based upon a “Zero Accident Culture.”

We support the philosophy that work related injury and illness are not acceptable and that work related incidents are preventable. Our culture ensures continuous and cooperative efforts to solve issues as they arise and ensure that resources are available for training, hazard control, safety incentive programs and safety equipment. This culture starts from the president of the company on down through all levels of the organization. This culture involves participation at all levels which focus on constant detailed evaluation and improvement to eliminate all hazards in the workplace.

Nothing we do is worth injury and illness to our employees. We believe that there is always a way to safely perform our work assignments. We are committed to eliminating or controlling hazards we deal with on a daily basis to ensure that our people return home safely at the end of each day.

The following are some of the awards our safety program has received over the last few years:

  • 2013 – AGC National Safety Award of Excellence – Municipal & Utility Division
  • 2012 – AGC of California Safety Award of Excellence – 2nd Place (200,000 – 500,000 hours)
  • 2011 – AGC of California Safety Award of Excellence – 1st Place (200,000 – 500,000 hours)
  • 2009 – AGC of California Safety Award of Excellence – 2nd Place (200,000 – 500,000 hours)
  • 2009 – Cal/OSHA Golden Gate Partnership Award for Safety Excellence
  • 2007 – Cal/OSHA Golden Gate Partnership Award for Safety Excellence
  • 2006 – Cal/OSHA Golden Gate Partnership Award for Safety Excellence
  • 2005 – AGC of California Safety Award of Excellence – 3rd Place (200,000 – 500,000 hours)
  • 2002 – AGC of California Safety Award of Excellence – 2nd Place (200,000 – 500,000 hours)
  • 2001 – AGC of California Safety Award of Excellence – 3rd Place (200,000 – 500,000 hours)
  • 2000 – AGC of California Safety Award of Excellence – 1st Place (200,000 – 500,000 hours)

Our demonstrated capability to successfully complete projects in multiple and diverse engineering disciplines is based on the willingness of personnel at all levels to work together as a team.

Over the years, this teamwork between management, skilled craftsmen, and support personnel has enabled us to become an industry leader. We take great pride in our ability to meet and exceed our client’s expectations.

The West Kern Water District has worked in conjunction with the W.M. Lyles Co. for over twenty years. We have found them to be professional in every aspect of water works construction. Our experience has included consultation on design, construction management, prime and sub-contracting services on projects ranging up to $30,000,000. Honesty, integrity and quality work sum up West Kern’s association with W.M. Lyles Co.
Jerry Pearson, General Manager – West Kern Water District
…without the pre-construction planning that W. M. Lyles Co. provided to our engineers and the on-site coordination of the utility construction, we never would have opened this facility on the target date.
Philip Adams, Tejon Ranch Company
I’ve been doing business with WM Lyles for 20 years. I have confidence in their ability to construct a good project that is on time and budget. Their management team is highly professional and responsive.
Harry O. Starky, General manager – Berrenda Mesa Water District
W.M. Lyles Co. has constructed on the order of $150 million worth of water conveyance and storage facilities for the Semitropic Water Storage District for the past 35 years. This work has been in developed farmland and the District considers their team as top-notch professionals and rank as one of the top contractors performing this kind of work because they do quality work at competitive prices with minimum inconvenience to farmers.
Will Boschman, General Manager – Semitropic Water Storage District
From the pre-construction meeting to the final walk through, W. M. Lyles Co. and its employees demonstrated the utmost in professionalism and cooperation. The project was completed as scheduled with a final product exceeding my highest expectations.
David Hardt, United States Department of the Interior, Fish & Wildlife Service

It is to this team of highly dedicated people that we depend on our continued “progress through performance”.