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July 15, 2021

Charge set to Host 5th Annual Aim High benefit

Charge will be hosting the Aim High benefit once again this fall in support of the Taya and Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (TACK-F). Through powerful programs and life-changing experiences, TACK-F...

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May 25, 2021

Charge Acquires Extreme Excavating

Extreme Excavating, Inc., a premier excavation contractor in Oregon, has merged with Charge, Inc., a leading provider of utility infrastructure engineering and construction services headquartered in Benicia, California. This acquisition...

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January 16, 2020

I've Got Your Six

In the military, we use a clock to inform position. Twelve o’clock is straight ahead of you and six o’clock is straight behind you – a person’s most vulnerable side....

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December 3, 2019

Communication and Safety go Hand in Hand

Proper communication is crucial for a job to run safely and efficiently. When communication is insufficient or missing completely, there can be many negative consequences for crews and the company as a whole....

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October 4, 2019

A Culture of Personal Responsibility

Personal responsibility is something I frequently hear leaders say they wish they saw more of in their employees. If you’re looking to get the most out of your employees –...

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September 7, 2019

Why Discipline is Critical to Safety

Discipline is a critical component of high-functioning safety-focused teams. Used in the right way, discipline establishes an organization’s commitment to safety by enforcing the rules and procedures designed to keep...

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August 6, 2019

Hazard vs. Danger

The recent fatal gas line dig-in by a contractor in Murrieta should be a stark reminder of the potential danger in the work we do every day. An important fact...

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July 3, 2019

Job Safety Analysis

While Charge is not required to conduct daily Job Safety Analysis (JSAs) by OSHA or any other regulations, it is a key step in workers protecting themselves throughout the day...

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June 4, 2019

Competence is demonstrated, not certified

One of your crew climbs into a trench to do a simple task they’ve done hundreds of times in the past. Maybe they’re installing a conduit or fusing a service...

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May 3, 2019

Creating a Positive Safety Culture

Charge has an industry-leading positive safety record. We have established and implemented programs designed to aggressively reduce risks for job site injuries. However, I firmly believe the most important factor...

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