Ensuring a SAFE Workplace.

JTM Construction’s focus is that our team members return home safely every night as a general contractor assumes responsibility for the care, custody, and control of each project we build. With safety a foremost priority, JTM has developed a dynamic safety management approach with a comprehensive Safety Management Program.

Our team works hard to ensure a safe workplace. We’re proud of the fact that both our Lost-Time Incident Rate & EMR consistently outperform the industry average

JTM has a comprehensive safety program that protects all employees, subcontractors, Owner personnel, site visitors, and the public on ALL of our projects. Our goal is to eliminate property damage and/or industrial injury accidents by providing a safe work environment. Establishing programs that promote safe work practices and providing leadership that encourages, guides, instructs, and insists upon compliance from ALL employees, subcontractors, and site visitors to ensure our documented safety policies and procedures are strictly adhered to by all. JTM has been a 10+ year member of the AGC’s Safety Team, we make a safe workplace a top priority, and we have successfully created a safety-conscious corporate culture at JTM.

SAFETY DURING COVID

At JTM, we take our employees’ health and safety, trade partners, and visitors that work our jobsites very seriously. Our COVID Safety Protocols requires that anyone entering our jobsites, or engaging with jobsite personnel, join in our efforts to maintain a safe work environment for all individuals associated with JTM projects.

On every jobsite, we have designated JTM and trade contractor COVID-19 supervisors present on-site at all times to monitor the health of employees and enforce the COVID-19 Prevention Controls. We built sanitation stations with hot water for handwashing and daily hygiene for every jobsite. JTM instituted additional sanitation practices, including cleaning and disinfecting frequently used tools and equipment, high touch areas, and other work environment elements, where possible.

JTM continues to evaluate all jobsites daily and adjusts prevention controls as needed to ensure complete safety. Our Safety Site Manager communicates changes to the jobsite to the entire project team to take the necessary actions regarding staff, trade partners, and field personnel.

Diversity. Equity. Inclusion.

OneJTM

Honor our differences,
live the values

JTM’s mantra over the last several years is “OneJTM,” which embodies concepts such as the power of safe choices; team; family; community; diversity / equity / inclusion; and consistency in our procedures, practices, and actions.

OneJTM epitomizes JTM’s diversity / equity / inclusion mission statement:

JTM is committed to being a leader in the recruitment, development & advancement of a diverse talent pool. Creating a culture of diversity, equity & inclusion is at the heart of JTM’s business approach and practices.

JTM Construction is committed to equal employment opportunities and non-discrimination, and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in our business practices. As a member of the AGC of Washington, we belong to the Culture of CARE initiative, which stands for Commit, Attract, Retain, and of the Culture of CARE, the AGC’s diversity and inclusion plan helped shape our practices.

At JTM, we proactively recruit individuals of diverse backgrounds, opinions, experiences, and ideas as we know that diverse views and creativity create a synergy of thought and positive results that helps JTM achieve both our and our clients’ goals.

With the recent events of social injustice and unrest across the nation and within our communities, JTM has increased our focus and support of ensuring all of our actions appropriately evolve to continue to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in a meaningful and impactful way.

Actions that JTM have taken to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion proactively within our company, and in our outreach and hiring of trade partners, and suppliers include the following:

  • JTM has formed a Diversity / Equity / Inclusion Committee, comprised of representatives from the JTM Leadership Team and a diverse group of employees.
  • For years, JTM has been committed to targeted outreach and partnering with diverse trade partners and suppliers and building new relationships throughout the Puget Sound region.
  • JTM’s trade partner and supplier outreach include outreach to SBE / DBE / MBE / WBE / MWBE firms.
  • JTM’s training program additionally provides education on the Culture of CARE, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • JTM’s member affiliations with the National Association of Minority Contractors and AGC Small Business Resources are regular sources for developing relationships with new trade partners and suppliers. This AGC resource focuses on supporting small, women-owned, veteran-owned, minority-owned, and other certified disadvantaged businesses.
  • JTM’s recruiting committee, and HR Department, also promotes and practices diversity in our hiring practices for salaried staff. Hourly staff diversity is managed primarily through the carpenter’s and laborer’s unions.

A more detailed overview of JTM’s trade partner and supplier targeted outreach tools that are regularly utilized on our projects are described below:

  • Engage with, and utilize, the disadvantaged business associations within the local community for outreach planning.
  • Meet with potential disadvantaged businesses and get to know their capabilities as they learn about JTM.
  • Utilize Building Connected (trade partner and supplier outreach database) and / or personal contact to disadvantaged businesses to describe the project opportunity and encourage their participation.
  • Identify scopes of work or bid packages that can be broken down into smaller bid packages, which may be more manageable for smaller firms.
  • Distribute trade partner and supplier Invitations-to-Bid documents to plan centers and other resource centers as may be appropriate or required. (This option is typically only used on public sector projects.)
  • Work with larger trade partners and suppliers so they can conduct outreach to dis advantaged sub-tier businesses.
  • Ensure a mix of disadvantaged businesses are included in all Invitations-to-Bid.