“The safety and health of our employees and the protection of the environment is our company’s greatest responsibility. At S-Con, Inc., the only successful project is one that is incident and injury free.” – Green B. Smith, President

William (Bill) Bates is S-Con’s Director of Safety and has 24-plus years in Construction Safety with the following qualifications: Certified Master Operator Qualification Instructor, Authorized Instructor OSHA 10 & 30-hour courses, Construction Site Safety Master Instructor, CPR, First Aid, AED Instructor, Safe Land SafeGulf USA Training Instructor, Certified Equipment Instructor on equipment use (such as Cranes, Forklifts, Aerial Lifts, Backhoes) and Qualified Instructor in many tasks such as Confine Space Entry, Lock Out -Tag Out, Scaffold Building, Ladder Safety, Electrical Safety and Fall Protection to name a few.

“My obligation to S-Con, as well as S-Con’s clients, is to make certain every project is free from recordable accidents or illnesses.” – Bill Bates, Safety Director


S-Con is affiliated with the following safety organizations:
  • National Safety Council (Member since 1991)
  • National Safety Council Texas Chapter
  • National Center for Construction Education and Career (NCCER)
  • ISnetworld
  • PECPremier
  • DISA  Drug Testing Consortium
  • VeriForce  Operator Qualification OQ
  • Pipeline Testing Consortium


S-Con safety managers are accredited with the following:

  • Certified Master Trainer for Operator Qualification (OQ) through NCCER
  • Certified Construction Site Master Instructor through NCCER
  • Certified OSHA 10 Hour Instructor through University of Texas Arlington
  • Certified OSHA 30 Hour Instructor through University of Texas Arlington
  • Certified CPR Instructor through Medic First Aid
  • USDOT Driver Trainer Instructors
  • PEC SafeLand – SafeGulf USA
  • Veriforce – OQ Evaluator Operator Qualification


S-Con is committed to protecting the environment and the health and safety of our employees, contractors, public community and others affiliated in our everyday work activities. In order for us to achieve this commitment S-Con does:

  • Require all applicants to pass a Drug/Alcohol test and background check before being considered for employment. Once employment begins all employees are subject to random drug testing.
  • Thoroughly train all employees in environmental, health and safety matters as required by Federal, State, City and Client regulations. We hold each employee accountable for compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Advise/train all supervisors in environmental, health and safety requirements, and hold each supervisor accountable for compliance with this policy in the performance of his/her job.
  • Require timely communication between employees and supervisors regarding environmental, health and safety issues.
  • Monitor, evaluate and report performance in environmental, health and safety protection.
  • Review environmental, health and safety policies/procedures with Company’s sub-contractors so that they know they are expected to perform all work for S-Con in compliance with their policies.
  • Emphasize the importance of maintaining environmental, health and safety standards in economically competitive situations.
  • Review all environmental, health and safety policies/procedures and make changes so they will be pro-active in the industry.
  • Promote disciplinary action to its employees who fail to comply to all Federal, State, City, Client and Company rules and regulations.

Safety Record

Recent Awards:

2013 Ø Recordables Perfect Record

2010 National Safety Council Safety Excellence Perfect Record

2009 National Safety Council Safety Excellence Perfect Record

2009 National Safety Council Safety Achievement Award


Supervisor Responsibilities

Each Supervisor is responsible for all safety and environmental activities within their area of supervision. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Communicating and strictly enforcing safety and environmental policies and procedures.
  • Setting a good example through leadership and promoting environmental, health and safety initiatives.
  • When a safety field site coordinator is not required, the Supervisor is responsible for maintaining and documenting inspections, audits, safety meetings and tailgate meetings.
  • Reporting and documenting accidents, illnesses and near misses.
  • Investigating accidents unless a Site Safety Coordinator is onsite. The Supervisor must assist in such investigation.
  • Holding all employees accountable for their actions through daily, weekly, and monthly observations, documenting where required.
  • Planning construction activities with consideration for permitting requirements and timelines.

In 2014 S-Con added one Full DOT Compliant Safety Officer.  With the magnitude of work S-Con is anticipating in the future, the importance of having two, Site Safety Coordinators on each job site is of the highest priority.  Clients have praised the decision to have 2 Site Safety Coordinators on each site to protect the employees and the property of both the Client and S-Con Inc.

Each Site Safety Coordinator’s responsibilities include but are not limited to: training, inspections, monitoring, thorough record keeping, observing work habits and correcting unsafe behavior or unsafe acts – in addition to documentation and overseeing special required permitted projects.   

Employee Responsibilities

Each employee shall demonstrate a positive pro-active attitude toward injury prevention and environmental protection as well as client and company property. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Performing their job safely, for their personal safety, the safety of fellow workers, and the protection of the environment, client and company property. This includes the proper use of safety equipment and strict adherence to work safety practices.
  • Understanding all safety and environmental policies pertinent to their job responsibilities.
  • Performing safety and environmental assessments.
  • Actively participating in safety and tailgate meetings.
  • Promptly reporting all unsafe conditions and acts (including those of contractors) to their supervisor.
  • Reporting any spill/release to their supervisor.
  • Reporting all accidents no matter how slight to their supervisor immediately.

S-Con Contractors Responsibilities

As a condition of employment, contractors must take all necessary precautions for the safety of all personnel at the worksite. Contractors will comply with all S-Con’s and S-Con’s Client safety and environmental policies, as well as Federal, State, and local safety and environmental laws, rules and regulations. Contractors will have an active injury and loss prevention program. In addition contractors must:

  • Perform all work in a safe, environmentally sensitive, and workmanlike manner and provide necessary safety equipment for their employees.
  • Report all injuries/illnesses and incidents (including property damage) immediately to the S-Con supervisor or designated alternate.
  • Instruct their employees in the applicable S-Con standards and practices.