No More Business As Usual

Posted on Apr 12, 2011 by Kevin Hildebrandt

“In 2011, due to the volatility of the market, no one will run their business the same.” – David G. Voss, Jr., CEO/Owner of Miron Construction

At Miron, it is extremely important for us to have great relationships, and always keep an open line of communication, with our subcontractors. We recently held an event that was attended by many subcontractors we work with on a daily basis.

We not only wanted to discuss what our expectations are, but also areas on which we could all improve. We know that we can only operate as well as the people we work with, so it’s very important for us that they know we can be utilized as a resource for any and all questions and concerns.

The one main topic that always comes up is safety, so these risk meetings are crucial to gain insight and feedback. We have outlined below some tips and guidelines that we ask when working with our subcontractors.

What does Miron ask of their subcontractors from a risk standpoint?
• Knowledge of OSHA standard/supervisor with OSHA 30-hour training certification
• Have a competent person identified for each project (someone with education, knowledge and experience who can recognize existing or predictable hazards)
• Preconstruction meeting attendance
• Understand Section 9 of Miron contract which addresses safety requirements
• We ask that all trades people show up with a positive attitude and team player mentality

Subcontractors are solely responsible for:
• Safety and health of their people
• Maintaining safe equipment
• Continuously inspecting work areas, employees and equipment
• Providing employees with proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and educating and enforcing correct usage
• Implementing and instructing employees and subcontract employees on safe work practices and procedures

As part of our mission, we are committed to the elimination and control of the risks associated with our construction projects and services. Our focus is doing business by integrating innovative risk control into each project. Our safety expectations are high, but genuine. At the end of the day, our number one goal is to have each and every person leave the jobsite and return home safe to their families.

About Kevin Hildebrandt

Kevin Hildebrandt brings more than 13 years of construction risk control experience to the team, covering all markets and industries, from large manufacturing projects, industrial outages/turn-arounds, and heavy demolition and remodeling, to multi-story new construction. Due to his diverse experience dealing with complex and high-risk operations and his ability to take charge, he is an asset to Miron’s organization and customers.

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