“Patton’s goal is to lead the industry in safety while improving job site efficiency.”

Patton is recognized as an industry leader in safety by general contractors, developers, and suppliers. At Patton, Safety is a mindset and culture that starts with the leadership of the organization. The leadership team comes together each quarter to assess the safety culture and implement companywide strategies for improvement. Patton’s commitment to safety has allowed the firm to grow while experiencing fewer injuries and incidents per work hour.

Project-Specific Strategies

  • Patton uses the CBA method to build project teams. Significant weight is given to teams with experience on a particular type of work and job sites. Past data indicate fewer near misses and accidents when introducing fewer numbers of inexperienced members.
  • Patton will develop a site-specific safety plan for this project that identifies areas of concern.
  • As a leader in safety, Patton will go beyond “compliance” and provide ideas and solutions for the entire construction team.

100 Years of Practice

Patton’s safety culture is the result of many years of continuous learning. As equipment and technology have evolved, Patton has obtained the best results from the same basic practices for eliminating job site injury:


  • Layout technique that permits field workers to be onsite earlier in the project when the job site is less crowded. 
  • Improved accuracy of BIM model reduces rework, site fabricated fittings, and “one-off” installations that put workers in unfamiliar situations.


  • Installation strategies that maximize prefabrication in the shop’s controlled environment. This reduces field worker risk.

Unlimited Resources

  • “If you think it, we will do it” promise that encourages team members to find new safety solutions for the company to implement or purchase.
  • Dedicated safety team for every project

Complete Participation

  • Owners, designers and installers jointly attend safety meetings.
  • Challenges and ideas are discussed as a firm so solutions are implemented quickly.
  • Designers obtain real feedback from field leads and installers.

Many of these same practices have also led to reduction in direct construction costs.