Safety Leads the Way to Efficient Production
(1st/2nd Quarter 2010)
A Message from
Leo A. Vecellio, Jr.
Vecellio Group, Inc. President, Chairman
Working safely is the first order of business for our Group. At every division and level, we have safety training and monitoring programs in place to make sure this message stays front and center.
We do not try to boost production by cutting corners on safety. Such thinking is dangerous and foolhardy, and has no place in this business. Even in the current down cycle, the answer is always to work smarter, not take foolish risks.
Our supervisors take this vital safety message to heart. Every day they take the lead role in keeping our employees and job sites safe, and they deserve every bit of thanks we can give them.
Our annual Supervisor Safety Awards, in which we recognize the efforts of our supervisors with bonuses and certificates of achievement, are just one way we express our appreciation. My congratulations to everyone who earned an award!
As a Group, we applaud these efforts and encourage all employees management, staff and crew members alike to keep up the good work!
National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week was held in April, with those in the transportation construction industry working hard to keep employees and motorists safe in road construction zones. See http://wzsafety.tamu.edu for more information.
April was also National Safe Digging Month. Contractors are reminded to call 8-1-1 several days prior to performing any excavation work. For more information, see www.call811.com.
In recognition of the exemplary 2009 safety record of Vecellio & Grogan, Sharpe Bros.’ parent company, the Contractors Association of West Virginia recently presented V&G with a Certificate of Safety Achievement, Honorable Mention, Highway Division.
Safety is our most important job, so this is something we are all very proud of, said Vecellio & Grogan Safety Director Bob Kennedy.