This month, BCS is looking back at the summer to appreciate all our team at BCS who help promote safety and professionalism. We’ll announce the BCS Best in Class winners and a day of appreciating our subcontractors. We’ll also reveal the new OSHA Heat Injury Program implemented during the hot months of June and July.
BCS Best in Class Safety Award Winners
In July, BCS revealed our winners for the 2nd quarter of BCS Best in Class Awards. The awards recognize BCS employees for their efforts that contributed to making our company’s Safety Program the “Best in Class.”
The winners included Caleb Linton for their creation of several safety programs, their professional treatment towards injured workers, and their contribution to keeping BCS free of OSHA Recordable incidents. In addition, Eric Izeta, for his high Jobsite inspection scores, and Leopold Grimaldo, for professionally training BCS’s Safety Managers.
Congratulations to the winners. We also look forward to all future “Best in Class” winners.
Subcontractor Appreciation Day
On June 30, 2022, BCS celebrated with other subcontractors at the annual Subcontractor Appreciation Day.
Our BCS safety team (Leopold Grimaldo, Caleb Linton, Todd Smith, and Armando Gonzalez) gave a helping hand to our incredible clients, Burns & McDonnel. The group gladly led safety training classes for multiple topics throughout the day. Some classes included heat injuries, housekeeping, and correct lifting.
The training day was held at the Temple Data Center jobsite, with lunch provided by Burns & McDonnel. The day even offered a little bit of fun with raffles with prizes donated straight from vendors.
The event ended successfully, with everyone receiving cooling towels for the hot days and events-related t-shirts.
OSHA Developing New Heat Injury Program
Speaking of hot days, OSHA announced their preparation for implementing new rules to help protect workers during summer days.
Due to the increased temperatures, OSHA stated that now 70% of heat fatalities happen in the first three days of working outside.
The new rules include strict recommendations for taking breaks, drinking water, and resting. But, most importantly, the new program emphasizes the importance of recognizing symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat strokes.
BCS wants everyone to be aware that when working outside in the heat, please be mindful of the following symptoms:
- Excessive sweating
- ACI Concrete Flatwork Finisher Exam
Finally, BCS would like to congratulate Leonel Perez on passing the American Concrete Institute’s Concrete Flatwork Finisher Written Certification Exam.
The certification proves that a person has successfully demonstrated their knowledge of the proper system and procedure to place, consolidate, finish, edge, joint, core, and protect concrete flatwork.
With this milestone, Leonel becomes BCS’s first-ever superintendent to pass the written exam. We’re proud to celebrate this milestone with Leonel and the BCS team.