Graef Construction, Inc. recognizes the vital importance of site safety for our clients, our workers, and those who live and work in the vicinity of our projects. Safety is proactive, not reactive. It is with this mindset that we approach every project. To be proactive in safety, health, and environmental concerns, the full scope of a project must be understood– past, present, and future. It has always been Graefs' policy to spend the necessary upfront time on every project through research, analysis, and planning to author and implement a Project Specific Safety Plan.

The Project Safety Manager, with the assistance of the entire Project Team and our Safety Department, will develop and customize the Project Specific Safety Program for each project to incorporate the requirements of the contract, including specific conditions from the other construction documents/drawings, any Owner requirements such as dust control, noise control, the project’s insurance programs, and any applicable local laws or ordinances.

At Graef, safety training is mandatory. We are dedicated to providing our employees and our Subcontractors with the best and current information to do their jobs effectively. Training is done in many formats: full-day seminars, weekly meetings, safety orientation seminars, toolbox meetings, one-on-one instruction sessions, written manuals, on-the-job educational inspection reviews.

The goals of our employee training include education in rules and regulations, raising an employee’s awareness, modifying behavior, safety management skills, and creating a proactive positive safety attitude. This is applicable to both field and office personnel. Graef requires all of its field superintendents to complete 30-hour OSHA safety training, 1st Aid/ CPR training, and selected safety topics that are project and site specific. General foreman receive an OSHA 10-hour course covering excavations, competent-person training, and utility mark-out procedures. Site employees receive a site-specific safety-training orientation based on the hazards noted in the site specific safety plan (SSSP), which is written by company officials for each project. The SSSP details such items as contaminants present, excavation procedures, and soil type present.

Since 2002, due to the efforts of all of our employees, Graef Construction, Inc. has been the recipient of the National Safety Award for 100,000 man hours or less presented by the Association of General Contractors.

Graef Construction, Inc.
7595 W. Carol Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85345
623.934.6401 - Fax

Member of AGC
Arizona Association of General Contractors
Member of ASA
Arizona Subcontractors Association
Member of GPCC
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce