Safety… Yes, It’s Personal!

Construction Safety in Kansas City

Our Culture…

In the construction industry, there’s arguably nothing more important than safety. Kissick Construction’s philosophy towards safety is an organizational culture that places a high level of importance on safety beliefs, values and attitudes. Our work force is highly trained to accomplish their tasks in a responsible manner. Safety is certainly an aspect in our day to day activities where no amount of focus could ever be “too much.” The most important aspect of our safety procedures and overall approach is founded on the proactive—not reacting to historical events.

Our Expectations…

All of our superintendents have completed OSHA 30 certification and each member of our field crews are required to have OSHA 10 training as a minimum, with on-going required continuous internal training programs deployed on a regular basis. With well over 1000 current certifications completed at Kissick, our team has the necessary certifications and training as required by industry for specific applications. In addition to Kissick employee safety training requirements, our subcontractors are equally expected to have completed comparable industry safety training.

Standardized Tracking…

Kissick monitors safety performance with the assistance of HCSS Safety, an incredibly useful software program for tracking safety and training issues. Highlights of the program include:

  • Relevant templates for productive safety meetings
  • Standards for inspections
  • Skillset and certification tracking
  • Digital reporting of incidents in real time
  • Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) database and templates
  • Custom reporting and trend analysis

Our Leadership…

Tom Moore, our Vice President of Corporate Safety, develops site-specific plans for each project, which complement and supplement any requirements promulgated by the client. Our safety managers visit our sites multiple times each week as a valuable resource for our project teams. As one of Tom’s primary responsibilities, he schedules and reviews all safety meetings, and tracks status of staff certifications and skills, and regularly audits the safety performance of Kissick (and its subcontractors) on each project.

Team Lead

Tom Moore



TOM MOORE | Vice President of Corporate Safety


Safety Management


Tom Moore provides technical safety and health support to the firm’s production and corporate personnel. He has over 20 years experience in construction management – much of which entails development and implementation of safety and health training and programs. Tom closely monitors the ever-fluid array of governing regulations and provides support to field and office personnel to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal health and safety guidelines. In addition, Tom draws on his experience in the industrial environment and offers extensive knowledge on plant safety requirements including shut downs, outages, and challenging construction periods.

Fun Fact

Tightwad is his lake home and not his wallet.

Results that speak for themselves…

Kissick’s Experience Modification Rate (EMR) and Days/Restricted or Transferred Rate (DART) are consistently lower than other comparable contractors at the regional and national level. This is clear testimony of the benefits reaped by our approach to safety—both internally within the Kissick Construction organization, and to the array of clients we serve.

From Our Clients

“I wouldn’t recommend digging a 38 foot deep pit in the center of your manufacturing plant without Kissick.”

– Dan Bruyn

Director of Operations, Pentair Flow Technologies

“The can-do attitude of the Kissick group is infectious. It positively impacts everyone it touches.”

– Rodney Michalka

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Turner Construction

“There is no better compliment to an organization than to continue to receive work from clients based on relationships and satisfaction. Kissick goes above and beyond in both of those areas.”

– M.R. Wehrly, P.E.

Engineering Manager, Energy, Black & Veatch

“I don’t work with another company I trust more than the owners and associates at Kissick.”

– Ron Lockton

President, Lockton Companies

“As a customer, having high-caliber customer-focused companies such as Kissick to participate in our projects, makes life a lot easier.”

– John Frick

Director Electrical Production Engineering, Kansas City Board of Public Utilities

“From the earliest days of planning the project all the way through the punch list, the Kissick Team’s expertise, experience and skills were integral to our success.”

– Sarah Hill Nelson

President, The Bowersock Mills and Power Company

“Nothing ahead of you is bigger or stronger than the power of Kissick Construction behind you.”

– Nan Tiehen Bone

President, St. Teresa’s Academy