The Policy of Safety and Health

Ward Electric Company, Inc. is an organization striving to complete its work in a productive, safe and high quality manner. Concern for the safety of our employees is our greatest responsibility along with the safeguarding of company and customer property. Safety is an integral part of how we do business and we have adopted a comprehensive plan to carry out that philosophy.
The policy of the company is to provide a safe working environment, free of hazards and to provide adequate safety devices and all required training to employees. It is our goal to create safety awareness among our employees so that each individual understands that he or she has the ultimate responsibility to work safely. Unsafe work practices by an individual can often lead to accidents, even in a safe working environment. It is our goal to eliminate both unsafe practices and conditions that cause losses.



Working under unusual and challenging situations is commonplace in our industry. At Ward Electric Company, we place a high priority on the safety and health of our customers and employees. We implement innovative work methods that maximize safety and efficiency. Our reputation for safety-first practices and technical capabilities attract the best people in the industry. We maintain a dynamic at Ward Electric Company that nourishes our technical advancements and promotes a healthy, safe work ethic and a positive work culture.

In addition to our innovation, we have education policies that ensure all crew members understand the importance of safety for the customer, the employee, and their loved ones. We strive for zero accidents.

We are Cost Containment Certified through the State of Colorado and our Safety Managers visit our crews in the field regularly. They also hold quarterly safety meetings for all employees.




Some of our annual safety training sessions include:

  • CPR, First Aid and Hazard Communications
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Job Briefings and Materials Handling
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Excavations and Fall Protection
  • Pole Top/Bucket Truck Rescue
  • Lockout/Tagout Procedures
  • Enclosed-Confined Spaces
Gold Shovel Certified

Ward Electric Company, Inc. completed the rigorous Gold Shovel Standard certification process through the Gold Shovel Association. The certification means that Ward Electric is a certified excavator and has met the standard set forth by the Gold Shovel Association while committing to uphold safe excavation practices around underground facilities.

“We fully embrace the Gold Shovel Standard,” said Donald Zaruba, Safety Director at Ward Electric. “We want our clients to know that safety is our No. 1 priority and that we are always willing to take extra time and precautions when it comes to excavation and utilities.”

Environmental Stewardship Policy

Our Environmental Stewardship Policy at Ward Electric Company is also a high priority.
We recognize that protecting our nation’s resources is extremely important and it affects all facets of operations and business we conduct. For this reason, we are committed to ensuring that all employees, sub-contractors, and sub-consultants are good corporate citizens and neighbors.

A summary of our dedication to an environmental awareness policy:

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local environmental regulations
  • Promote business activities and operations that minimize impacts to sensitive environmental resources
  • Ensure that appropriate environmental training is available for all employees, sub-contractors, and sub-consultants
  • Foster a corporate culture that values environmental sustainability
  • Actively promote sustainable methods by exploring options as we work with our customers

Our commitment to continuous improvement, prevention of negative environmental impact along with these guidelines encourage achievement of our primary environmental awareness goal which is to be a good, responsible steward of our natural resources.

Safety Director

Donald Zaruba
Phone: 720.597.4747