Safety Resources

SUHBA Builds with Safety
The Southern Utah Home Builders Association’s safety motto is “SUHBA Builds with Safety”. SUHBA actively offers safety education in the form of stand-alone classes throughout the year, a safety track at our annual Utah Building Industry Conference, an annual Safety Awards Luncheon on the first Tuesday of June, safety tips via our Membership Matters e-newsletter, and safety promotional items given at luncheons and other events.

“SUHBA Safe Contractor”

SUHBA’s goal is to raise awareness and safety culture with contractors.

Make safety your top priority – putting safety first can help reduce costs and improve productivity on the jobsite.

Hold everyone accountable – everyone who sets foot on the jobsite is responsible for safety.

How to qualify – email this completed form to to qualify as a “SUHBA Safe Contractor”. We will promote safe builders and contractors in the Parade Magazine, Building Guide, SUHBA website, social media, SUHBA newsletter, and a promotional sign at SUBHA events.

“SUHBA Safe Contractors”


Adams & Company Construction

Alcoa Construction


Cole West Home

Countertop Source

Dixie Power

DR Horton

Ence Homes

Gold Stream Construction Corp.

Hirschi Roofing and Insulation

Interstate Homes

Interstate Rock Products

JP Excavating

Madsen Homes

Pacific Supply

S & S Homes

Split Rock Custom Homes

St. George Truss Co.

Stephen Wade Auto Center

Visionary Homes

SUHBA Safety Awards Program

SUHBA encourages members to have an active and robust safety program to protect themselves, their employees, and to reduce cost of doing business. Each year four SUHBA members are recognized and presented with custom safety awards at the June luncheon in the following categories:

General Contractor

Trade Contractor
Service Contractor
Supplier Contractor

Safety Winners of 2023

Alcoa Construction has not had a job-site accident in the last 4 years, and only one job-site accident in the past 10 years. They implement temporary guard rails at stair openings and 2nd floor door openings, and safety railings on stucco scaffolding. Safety line tie-offs for roofers, and caution tape and/or temporary fencing at excacvation are used. Painters use respirators. Periodic ladder and cord checks are performed. Fire extinguishers and first aid kits are in the superintendent truck. Metal scaffolding is used for drywall and tile. Their is daily supervision on all job-sites. The SUHBA Safety Program has raised awareness of job-site safety to help keep it top of mind. Alcoa Construction received the 2023 General Contractor Safety Award.

Cole West Home holds bi-monthly meetings with jobsite staff encouraging their team to point out and enforce safe field practices. They incorporate safety as one of their four field practices. They install safety railing and encourage safe driving on their sites. They make sure that subcontractors know that cleanup and proper site management makes a safer place for all to work. Cole West Home is encouraging their trade partners to train their employees with safety in mind and to be aware of the impact safe jobsites have for everyone. Cole West Home received the 2023 General Contractor Safety Award.

Madsen Homes motto is to say “safe” as many times as possible. They hold weekly meetings with all employees to make sure everyone is staying safe and to go over safety protocols. They make it a priority for everyone to go home to their families at the end of a safe work day. They said it wouldn’t be worth working if they couldn’t achieve that. They make sure their employees have the correct PPE available to them, and make sure they are up to date and on the same page with their safety practices as they discusss them at their weekly meetings. Madsen Homes received the 2023 General Contractor Safety Award.

S & S Homes holds weekly training meetings with all field workers. They have first aid kits in all their trucks and in the office. Every employee knows how and who to report an incident to. They do monthly jobsite walks. S & S Homes’ focus is on safety and it shows in their low accident rate. They want everyone to feel safe. They are open to any ideas employees have about safety and listen to any problems they anticipate so they can fix them. They make sure their employees feel that they can contribute to all discussions during the safety meetings.  S & S Homes received the 2023 General Contractor Safety Award.

Hirschi Roofing and Insulation holds bi-weekly tail gate meetings. All employees are required to attend and the lead crew member checks each job site for safety. They supply all safety PPE needed on the jobsite to their employees. Fall protection is given to each employee and all jobsites are secured with edge protection. They used the help of their insurance agent to get direction on their safety efforts and have seen great results. Hirschi Roofing and Insulation received the 2023 Trade Contractor Safety Award.

Stephen Wade Auto Center makes safety the responsibility of every manager and employee. Their program consists of Management Support, Safety Meetings, Safety Committees, Risk Assessment Team, Hazard Assessment, Safe Task Analysis, Accident Investigation and Safety Inspections. They have seen a big improvement in their safety culture because of their safety program. Building a proactive culture is the key to their success. Employees understand that Safety is part of their job and not something extra. They have placed safety committees in each location and this allows for valuable input from employees and gets them involved. Stephen Wade Auto Center received the 2023 Service Contractor Safety Award.

St. George Truss Co. meets once a month for safety meetings. Safety glasses are always required while in the yard near equipment. They have updated their safety book and orient each employee about all safety procedures. This has helped them reduce their injuries. Education is the key to their decrease in injuries. Each employee must sign a safety form that states they understand the company’s safety regulations. At a SUHBA safety luncheon the presentation was on making a safety plan. That is when St. George Truss Co. decided to implement their monthly meetings to review safety protocols with all employees. St. George Truss Co. received the 2023 Supplier Contractor Safety Award.

Past Winners


General Contractors: S & S Homes, Visionary Homes

Trade Contractors: Countertop Source

Service Contractor: Stephen Wade Auto Center

Supplier Contractors: Pacific Supply


General Contractors: S & S Homes, Visionary Homes

Trade Contractor: Interstate Rock Products, JP Excavating

Service Contractor: Dixie Power

Supplier Contractor: Carpets Plus, Stephen Wade Auto Center


General Contractors: Alcoa Custom Homes, S & S Homes, Split Rock Custom Homes

Trade Contractor: Interstate Rock Products


General Contractors: S & S Homes, Split Rock Custom Homes, Sullivan Homes

Trade Contractors: Interstate Rock Products, JP Excavating, Sunpro

Service Contractor: Stephen Wade Auto Center


General Contractor: S & S Homes

Trade Contractor: JP Excavating

Service Contractor: Stephen Wade Auto Center

NAHB Safety Resources
Utah Safety Council

SUHBA Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Pledge

SUHBA invites you to take the Pledge and become one of our partners to promote a workplace environment free of substance and alcohol abuse, whether you’re on a construction site or in an office. Taking this pledge will show your commitment to providing a safer work environment for you and your employees and will give you the resources you need to implement an effective substance abuse policy.

Safety training is sponsored through a workplace safety grant from the Utah Labor Commission.

Occupational Health Care International (OHCI)

Turning Leaf Wellness Center.

Take advantage of the great discounts they are offering exclusively to SUHBA members:

• 20% discount for Employee Evaluations
• $50 Substance Abuse Policy customized for your company (normally $125)

Take the Pledge and join the following SUHBA Members

Bank of Utah
Boulevard Home Furnishings
Brian Geer Development, Inc.
Circle A Builders
Country Villa Window Fashions
G.S. Vaughn & Associates
Gil Almquist Landscaping
Graff Plumbing, Inc
Hafen’s Pool & Spas, Inc.
Interstate Homes
Interstate Rock Products, Inc.
J P Excavating, Inc

Maag Electric, Inc.
Marble Ventures, Inc.
Pride Point Construction
Quick Cut, Inc.
Rainbow Sign & Banner
Southern Utah Home Builders Assoc.
Split Rock Custom Homes
Stephen Wade Auto Center
St George Party Rentals
Suva Tile
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage