“Safety trumps productivity. We care deeply about the well-being of our employees and our safety picnics deliver that message.”
– Vic Salerno, CEO
In August, we hosted our Annual Safety Picnic, bringing together 800 of our employees, customers, vendors and friends for a full day dedicated to safety.
The safety picnic is setup in a trade show style. We invite many vendors and community organizations to setup tables where they can show new equipment/tools and share safety related messages that help our employees live and work safer at home as well as on our project sites.
New for 2019, we hosted several safety education sessions to provide specific knowledge on certain topics. DiVal Safety conducted fall protection/harness awareness; Hilti provided information and techniques for using their tools for core drilling; Altec conducted bucket truck operation and safety awareness training; and Travelers Insurance hosted sessions for our office staff on office safety, including ergonomics and general safety awareness.
Notable guests and presenters included Wesley Wheeler, National Safety Director for the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), Mike Welsh, International Vice President for the IBEW’s Third District, and Bruce Bolger, a Certified Safety Professional, who provided our keynote presentation on human performance.
Check out the video NECA created about our 2019 Safety Picnic here!