The Goodwin firm's commitment to safety extends to hazard surveys prior to the construction of infrastructure projects. In a hazard survey, a team of seasoned archaeologists trained in observation conduct thorough searches of construction sites. Their inspections and analyses focus on ensuring the safety of both the archaeologists who will conduct cultural resources surveys and future construction crews and other specialty contractors.
Surveyors also look for indicators of seasonal and time of day hazards. For instance, surveys of rattlesnake migrations near one pipeline project in the southwestern United States provided both the crew and all other contractors with vital information on the periods, times and directions of rattlesnake migrations to their winter dens. This effort minimized rattlesnake encounters, and helped assure that the work was conducted without incident.