Safety and Quality Management

OTIE has mature, in-place Safety and Quality Management Programs developed over 20 years, compliant with applicable contract guidance and regulatory requirements. Our programs reflect our commitment to a safe working environment, to meeting customer needs, to continuous improvement and best practice, and to the use of teamwork in finding practical and safe solutions to the common scenario of changing field conditions.

Our safety professionals have CIH, CSP, and CHMM credentials as well as OSHA 30-Hour Construction Trainer qualifications, EM 385-1-1 40-Hour training, HAZWOPER, 8-Hour Supervisor, First Aid/CPR, and specialized UXO Safety (UXOSO) training. Our field QC professionals have NAVFAC/USACE Construction Quality Management for Contractors certificates and specialized UXOQC training.

Hallmarks of OTIE’s Safety and Quality Programs

  • The “Good Catch” safety and quality philosophy for our own employees and our customized “Extended Catch” that extends the Good Catch program to all tiers of our subcontractors
  • Accountability from the start – New hire orientations that describe OTIE compliance expectations, our culture and commitment to high performance through safety and quality
  • Grassroots Quality 30-60-90 Program – our creative solution to obtaining buy in and consistency across a diverse organization
  • Embedding of Operational Risk Management frameworks into each Safety Plan and Activity Hazard Analysis

High Performance Subcontractor Relationships

Subcontractors are our business partners, and we evaluate their Safety and Quality records carefully. OTIE sees subcontractors as extensions of our staff and thus subcontractor commitment to high performance is critical. As part of our procurement and qualification process, we have a list of Safety and Quality metrics used to discern the best choices for the work.


The US Navy has recognized OTIE’s outstanding safety performance, demonstrated in its low OSHA DART rate. OTIE was recently awarded four STAR Safety Excellence Awards from the DON Regional Officer in Charge of Construction (ROICC) in recognition of outstanding safety performance and awareness on four environmental projects for NAVFAC SW:

  • Execution of a Petroleum Corrective Action Plan (PCAP) at Former North Buildings Way (FNBW) IA A2, Former Mare Island Naval Shipyard, CA
  • Groundwater Monitoring Well Decommissioning at Moffett Field, CA
  • Remedial Action for SWMU 2, 5, 7, and 18 at Former Naval Weapons Station, Concord, CA
  • RD/RA Installation Restoration for Site 35, Alameda Point, Alameda, CA

For OTIE, the alignment of values between all departments: Operations, Safety, and Quality, marks a seamless stance for program performance and excellence for all of our customers.