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National Safety Month 2024

In the ever changing world of construction safety is the key to success. No matter how much money a project makes or how great it looks it is not successful if someone gets hurt. We are dedicated to sending everyone home safe and sound to their families each and every day. We strive every day to raise the bar a little higher so we can reach our ultimate goal of zero injuries.

We spoke with Safety Manager, Mack Buck, about the importance of safety within his various roles in life. This is what he had to say:

As an employee:

Employees who work in a safe environment are less likely to suffer from work-related health issues, like MSDs (Musculoskeletal Disorders), that can affect that person for the rest of their lives. No one wants to grow into the role of the grandpa who says, “Sorry buddy, I can’t play ‘cause I got a bum knee back in ’22.” Employees want to have a long, sustainable career without being interrupted by injuries from workplace hazards.

As a safety manager:

It is my professional responsibility to identify risks/hazards in the workplace and then implement safety measures to correct them. This aligns with my ethics and morals, and I’m also obliged to conform to safety regulations set by federal law and company policy. I also consider the company’s reputation and employees’ personal and professional development.

As a dad:

As a dad, I want to be a good role model for my kids; they do as they see. Of course, I let them enjoy exploring the world to learn and grow, but I have a deep-seated desire to ensure they’re doing so safely. As for my own safety, let’s just say I’d like to take care of them longer than they would have to take care of me.

As a part of National Safety Month, Roers took the opportunity for various educational activities for those in the field and in the office. 

Tailgate Tuesday: June 11th

OECS – Workplace Safety collaborated with ABC to bring us an on-site Tailgate Tuesday event. 

Field crew members and office members were both welcomed to our Metropolitan project site for lunch and a presentation of life-saving safety topics.

Annual Office Safety Training: June 18th

Annual training is required by OSHA for everyone employed and this was hosted during the month of June! Office employees all over the state tuned in via zoom and in person to go over current safety education and tips. 

3M Presentation: June 20th

Field staff and subcontractors were invited to the Metro jobsite once again, but this time to watch a presentation from 3M. This covered all things you need to know about fall protection. 

Check out 3M here!

All events have been so beneficial to keeping our employees informed about safety and how important it is. 

We asked our 2023 Safety Champion and Roers Superintendent, Broc Beyers to give us a quote about safety, and this is what he had to say: 

"Take your time and perform the task safely so you can spend time more time with your family."

I think this pretty much sums up what all of our field workers should have on their minds. We all take our safety at work for granted because we think we have to speed through every project. A accident does not only affect us but it affects the company and our family. Anytime I start a task, or have guys start a task, I take time to think and explain the best way to perform it safely and correct. Sometimes it feels like I ramble on about it but at the end of the day its my job to watch out for everyone on my site. Taking that extra minute before the work begins can make the difference between someone not getting to go home at the end of the day or them getting to go home every day for the next 30 years.