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1st Subcontractor Safety Seminar

Coastal Construction

Gabe Garcia

Due to the tremendous growth in the construction industry this past year and anticipated growth for 2014, Coastal Construction held its first Subcontractor Safety Seminar at the Homewood Suites in Miami on November 22nd from 8AM to 12PM.  David Wessin, Vice President Safety & Loss Control for Coastal invited Vergie Bain from OSHA, Angelo Filippi from Kelley Kronenberg, Brandon Beane from Beane & Bennett and Gabe Garcia from the University of South Florida to provide presentations to over 80 subcontractors in attendance.

Over the past year, Coastal has implemented many new programs and policies related to safety including; project specific safety plans for each subcontractor, daily STP (Stop, Talk, Plan) forms, mandatory OSHA 10-Hour for everyone on site and mandatory OSHA 30-Hour and CPR/First Aid for subcontractor supervisors and foreman. The Subcontractor Safety Seminar was also attended by Dan Whiteman, President of Coastal and Tom C. Murphy, Executive Vice President who spoke to the subcontractors about safety.  This event was very well received by all trades and it gave them a better perspective hearing this information from multiple organizations.  It was also an opportunity to provide our subcontractors with information about free and cost effective resources to help them with their safety programs.