Southeastern Carpenters


Millwright Safety

Safety: Our Most Critical a Business Deliverable

For the Southeastern Carpenters Regional Council and our contractors, safety is the overriding principle for accomplishing our work. In fact, we regard safety as a higher-priority deliverable than cost and scheduling.

We develop safety partnerships with contractors and owners to protect the health and safety of our millwrights and to safeguard owners’ investments.

Our goal is to avoid jobsite injuries, prevent work stoppages due to unsafe conditions, and eliminate higher project costs due to illnesses and accidents, fatalities, worker disabilities, and workers’ compensation claims.

Compact Disc

Our Certified Rigger and Signaler Program is now accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agency. The certification exceeds all requirements for riggers and signalers in the USA and Canada.

Through continuous training, we instill a core value of safe work within everyone, from apprentices to superintendents. We live up to our standards through a commitment to proactive leadership, dedication to creating a safety-conscious environment, and the determination to achieve zero-accident jobsites.


  • Teaming with general contractors, subcontractors, project managers, and owners to identify, assess, monitor, manage, and eliminate risks on every jobsite
  • Best-practice sharing and collaboration among owners, contractors, and the SECRC
  • Promoting consistent safety-related communications among all stakeholders prior to and throughout every project’s life cycle
  • Meeting and exceeding the highest level of compliance with federal requirements, including OSHA and other safety standards
  • Reinforcing zero-tolerance for safety infractions among our  millwrights
  • Ensuring that the level of our safety training pinpoints and mitigates the level of inherent risk factors

Adherence to safe work does not change because of accelerated schedules, change orders, or difficult working conditions. Instead, it becomes even more important.

Men on Scaffold


SECRC millwrights are trained to work and support an injury- and accident-free jobsite through attentiveness and continuous improvement in safety measures. Safety training starts on the first day of apprenticeship—and we reinforce safety throughout the millwright’s career.

SECRC millwrights acquire the skills, knowledge, and preparation to work safely by focusing on:

  • Responsibility to others
  • Understanding the contractor’s and owner’s safety expectations and potential unsafe factors on each job
  • Safe performance and task completion—as well as safe behavior in and around active work areas
  • Maintaining up-to-date safety, human-performance, first-aid and OSHA qualifications
  • Effective communication with co-workers and supervisors during all tasks


Our employers’ primary goal is to complete a project with no incidents or injuries. An SECRC contractor delivers safe jobsite practices by:

  • Including a health-and-safety management system and safety performance history in bid documents
  • Providing a crew of millwrights with proven track records in safe work
  • Verifying safety qualifications and training of employees
  • Conducting a safety-orientation meeting with all employees prior to the job’s launch
  • Communicating with project managers and owners regarding hazards and safety risks
  • Demanding and maintaining a drug-free workforce
  • Implementing a safety risk-assessment and mitigation program
  • Completing safety audits with truthful and comprehensive information
  • Eradicating hazardous or unsafe conditions
UBC Millwrights

Bottom Line Safety and productivity do not present an “either-or” proposition. Performing work safely is in the DNA of SECRC millwrights. Safety-conscious contractors know that safety issues are minimized, without hindering productivity, when SECRC millwrights are on the job.

Southeastern Carpenters Regional Council Service Area

Representing thousands of union carpenters and millwrights in 13 Local Unions who work and live in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and the Florida Panhandle.