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Jordan Foster Construction and our subcontractors participated in the National Stand Down for Fall Prevention across the state of Texas last week.
Jordan Foster Construction partnered with the regional OSHA offices and Vendors to assist in making these events spectacular, in spite of the weather conditions that were encountered in some of our locations.
We want to take the time to say Thank You to the following people:
- Alex Porter, Area Director, US DOL OSHA, San Antonio Area Office
- Abraham Arzola, Compliance Assistance Specialist, US DOL OSHA, El Paso Area Office
- Jim Shelton, Compliance Assistance Specialist, US DOL OSHA, Houston North Area Office
- HD Supply – Ben Pratt
- Border Construction Specialties – James Harrald
- MSA – BJ Shrader
- Representatives from Lawless Group of Houston
- Representatives from Guardian Fall Protection
- Representatives from SafeWaze
- Representatives from Hilti Tools
Topics focused on Fall Prevention and Protection, to include ladder safety, proper construction of guardrails, basic Scissor Lift awareness and proper installation and use of a Personal Fall Arrest System.
However, we also took the opportunity to address other safety topics including:
- Heat Awareness
- Electrical Safety and
- Fire Extinguisher Training
Commercial Division – El Paso, TX – Plaza Hotel Renovation & Parking Garage
Our Partnership with OSHA at the Plaza Hotel Renovation and Parking Garage project has been an amazing experience. Over the last 8 months we have been able to draw on the wonderful resources of our Compliance Assistance Specialist, Abraham Arzola. Last week was no exception.
He attends many of our monthly stand downs to help continue to build the strong relationship we have with OSHA. Here you see him talking with John Goodrich, President Infrastructure Division and Damian Alvarez, EHS Manager.
Border Safety Systems presented the fall protection awareness training to the JFC and subcontractor employees.
Infrastructure Group – El Paso, TX
As we prepare to begin the “Montana Project” in El Paso that includes the construction of several bridges we wanted to take the opportunity to gather most of our Infrastructure employees together to talk to them about the importance of fall protection.
Border Safety Services performed the fall protection demonstration along with BJ Schrader with MSA.
Multifamily Division – Houston, TX – SBC Kingwood
Our multifamily division took the opportunity to invite Mr. Jim Shelton, the Compliance Assistance Specialist for the OSHA – Houston North Area Office to meet with SBC Kingwood Project team members and subcontractors. In spite of 5” of rain the day of the event there were 70 total attendees for a total of 2 hours of training including Ladder Safety, Fall Prevention & Personal Fall Arrest Systems presented by Lawless Group of Houston. Additionally, the local representative from Hilti demonstrated some of the tools that can be used for Respirable Crystalline Silica Exposure Mitigation.
Commercial Division – San Antonio, TX – Thompson Hotel @ the Riverwalk
Our commercial division in San Antonio, TX took the opportunity to spend a week focusing on safety training that ranged from Fall Prevention and Protection to general safety awareness.
Mr. Alex Porter, Area Director for the OSHA San Antonio Area Office joined us on Thursday for the “official” Fall Protection Stand Down and spent time talking with our team members and all of our subcontractor workers about the importance of fall prevention and protection.
Infrastructure Division – Austin, TX
Like many of our locations, our Austin Infrastructure Division fought weather complications, ultimately deciding to schedule the meeting at the Office and Shop location rather than meeting on projects that were rained out.
Ben Pratt with HD Supply presenting the Fall Prevention and Protection Training to all of the workers.