Scott Hansma - Senior Superintendent

Years with Skanska

What is your safety pledge?

Safety means putting as much focus and planning into protecting yourself, and those around you, as you would in planning out the work itself. Too often crews spend the majority of their planning on the work itself, and less on the safety associated with that work.

How has IFE impacted my life?

I have brought safe work practices back to my home, such as wearing safety glasses when edging my lawn, using the right ladder, for the right activity, instead of grabbing the "old 5 gallon step ladder" because it’s convenient, and using ear protection when operating my chainsaw. These are things I would expect everyone to do at work, but for some reason I didn't do them at my own home. It seems silly that this wouldn't be second nature for everyone in our industry, but it wasn't until I entered the IFE culture that I really started taking my own safety seriously in all aspects of my life, not just on the job.