At the forefront of our Safety Culture, Comfort Systems USA Southwest created the “5x5” process which is taught as a fundamental for all employees. “Take 5 steps back and pause for 5 seconds before you begin any activity to identify potential hazards.”
Comfort Systems USA Southwest recognizes and fully embraces the fact that the responsibility for job safety and health are shared among management, supervisors, and employee - safety is truly a full team effort. If every member does not play their part, they put the rest of the team at risk. We believe that our impeccable safety record/ratings reflect the culture we have instilled into our team of “Safety First” and “Zero Lost Time Incidents” Safety is not a statistic to us; we want to make sure that each one of our team members goes home each day safely to their families. Our goal is to never put our employees in harm’s way. The Comfort Systems USA Southwest safety process can be summarized by the following philosophy: Creating an accident-free environment through leadership, communication, and motivation.
All field and shop personnel working in safety-sensitive positions are required to complete 10 Hour Safety Training:
All employees in a field supervision-type position are required to complete the following training courses:
Safety is our #1 priority - Comfort Systems USA Southwest has two full-time Safety personnel to help our employees safe on the job sites:
Mark Klingensmith is the Director of Safety & Risk Management at Comfort Systems USA Southwest. Mark has been with our company since 1994, and currently holds the following certifications/memberships:
Jorge Chavez is the Safety Manager at Comfort Systems USA Southwest. Jorge recently joined our company bringing with him an electrical background, and currently holds the following certifications/memberships:
Comfort Systems USA Southwest consistently outperforms industry averages on key safety measures.
Experience Modification Rate (EMR)
2018 2017 2016
0.57 0.61 0.62
“Comfort Systems went above and beyond on several occasions to make sure we did not interrupt operations any more than absolutely necessary. Ralph Castine and his crew worked well around associates and other trades.”
- Graycor Construction