Pacific West Will not Compromise Safe Performance, Ever

Pacific West’s employees take responsibility to make safety their top priority while on our projects. Their commitment is to work safely and use all precautions necessary to assure a safe working environment.

As the CEO of Pacific West, I give our employees the authority to stop any act that appears to be unsafe and I challenge them to accept their responsibility to work safely. I am vested in the health and safety of our employees for them and their family. There is not any project or task that is more important than an individual’s health and safety.

Our goal is ZERO ACCIDENTS on every project. We cannot reach our goal without the participation of each employee. Employees at Pacific West are expected to work as a team when it comes to safety.  I expect each employee to encourage each other and participate in making sure everyone performs their work in a safe environment.

Our employees are the most valuable asset we have. If they are unfamiliar with their environment or unsure of the safety of the task, we empower them to stop work and contact their supervisor.  Accidents occur as a result of lack of communication, information, or knowledge of scope and environment.

Unsafe acts do not only affect the employee involved but also endanger fellow employees, facilities, and family. We have a Zero Tolerance Policy in place that demands any willful unsafe acts will be followed up with employment termination. We will not tolerate the acts of one that affect the lives of all.

We have a comprehensive program that is a guide to be used in conjunction with Federal OSHA, State’s OSHA and our customers’ programs.

Peter Touesnard
CEO, Pacific West


Safety is how we get the job done

We take the health and safety of the public, our clients, personnel, and subcontractors’ personnel very seriously. We are committed to our comprehensive Corporate Health & Safety Program, which applies to all operations within the company and meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements.

Rigorous Standards. Rigorous Training.

Our personnel undergo rigorous training in environmental and emergency disciplines and all services are delivered to meet a variety of applicable benchmarks including OSHA, NFPA, and ANSI. Our team of seasoned veterans are charged with developing young, talented individuals. All team members are eRailSafe qualified, background checked, and we are members of IS Networld, Avetta (Browze), and Veriforce. All managers, engineers, supervisors, and on-site technicians have a 40-hour safety training and annual refresher training in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120, which includes topics such as:

  • Emergency procedures and contact telephone numbers
  • Engineering controls, first aid, CPR training, and general safety
  • Hands-on instruction during the training course
  • Hazardous materials, potential health hazards, respiratory protection, decontamination procedures, PPE to be used, confined-space entry protocols
  • Mandatory drug and alcohol testing program (outstanding workplace safety record)
  • Monitoring and instrumentations
  • Union Pacific Railroad “On-Track Safety Training” and FRA (Federal Railroad Administration) training annually (all employees)

Our Award-Winning Safety Record

We received the 2023 Highwire Gold Safety Award for our safety record. We are also the recipient of the Charles A. Caine Award for Workplace Safety by the Workers Compensation Fund of Utah for “outstanding safety achievement over a three-year period” and the ConstructSecure Gold Safety Award in 2021.  

SAFETY is no accident.

pacific west has an unyielding commitment to maintaining the highest operational and safety standards.