Contractors who have enrolled a project in WORKSAFE which was completed in 2018 are eligible and encouraged to submit an entry for “WORKSAFE Project of the Year”. Judges will look at how WORKSAFE enrollment of the project significantly promoted new best practices that were implemented and thus contributed to overall safety on the project. Click here for detailed info and the entry form.
WORKSAFE was developed as a program to assist contractors in making projects a safe place to work through early recognition of hazardous activities, implementation of new best practices, and easy access to seasoned safety professionals for answering questions. Additionally, contractors have benefited from public recognition of going beyond the norm to make a site safe through the job site banner.
New to the WORKSAFE program this year, is the “Tiered Program”. The “tiers” are titled Bronze, Silver and Gold and represent increasing levels of safety practices for a project. Upgrading to one of these makes the project stand out even more as a heightened commitment to job site safety. Click here for more information.
WORKSAFE enrollments are approaching 600. Help your project by enrolling a fall start. Contact Tom Suckow at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 515-250-0773.
New frequently asked questions (FAQ) and training videos are available online which will assist employers with understanding and implementing the respirable crystalline silica standard. A series of six new videos instruct users on methods for controlling exposure to silica dust when performing common construction tasks, or using construction equipment. The videos cover topics including handheld power saws, jackhammers, drills, and grinders. Visit OSHA’s silica standard for construction page for more information and resources on complying with the standard.
CONTRACTOR: Rochon Corporation of Iowa, Inc. - Urbandale, IA
PROJECT: Holiday Inn
CONTRACTOR: Russell Construction Co., Inc. - Davenport, IA
PROJECT: Mercy Medical Center West Ramp Addition
CONTRACTOR: Graham Construction Co. - Des Moines, IA
WORKSAFE is a partnership between Master Builders of Iowa and Iowa OSHA, with safety services provided by Construction Safety Specialists, Inc. For more information on the WORKSAFE program or for safety inquiries, please contact Tom Suckow at 515-657-4384 or Tom@IowaCSSI.com.