Construction company announces fourth OSHA partnership in three years
BLOOMFIELD, Conn., Aug. 17, 2016 – To enhance jobsite safety on its latest senior living construction management project, KBE Building Corporation (KBE) has partnered with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for the fourth time in three years. Seabury, An Active Life Plan Community has chosen the $300 million construction firm to serve as the Construction Manager at Risk for Phases B and C of its Phased Campus Repositioning & Expansion Project in Bloomfield.
This new partnership is KBE’s third strategic partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hartford Area Offices to add to the existing partnership with the Bridgeport Area Office.
“KBE is recognized by OSHA as a contractor that actively enforces safety and health standards on every job and requires that all subcontractors strictly follow all OSHA regulations,” said Roman Krochmalnyckyj, Acting Area Director of Federal OSHA Hartford Area Office. “We don’t partner with just any organization. OSHA recognizes KBE’s commitment to safety in the workplace.”
KBE has a well-earned reputation for providing the safest working environment for its employees and subcontractors. In 2015, KBE underwent eight OSHA inspections that resulted in zero citations. KBE racked up two million man-hours on 38 projects and only reported ten lost time accidents. This onsite incident rate is roughly 50% lower than the national average.
OSHA partnerships are designed to create the safest possible working environment for all subcontractors. KBE and OSHA utilize these partnerships by performing monthly safety awareness training for the onsite employees. The partnership also implements an onsite safety committee with all trades required to be involved and a third party training program for employees who require refresher training on scaffold, aerial lift, scissor lift, forklift, and much more. The partnership also requires all employees to have been through an OSHA 10 Hour training class within the last five years. These classes can be performed onsite for employees who have never attended this training or their training is about to expire.
“These partnerships are beneficial to all involved,” said Adam Peters, KBE Corporate Safety Director. “They keep everyone sharp and help the subcontractors strengthen their safety programs.”
A photograph of the OSHA partnership signing is available below.
Caption: Kenneth Tucker, Director of the State of Connecticut Department of Labor, Division of Occupational Safety and Health; Mike Kolakowski, KBE Building Corporation Principal Owner and CEO; Roman Krochmalnyckyj, Acting Area Director of Federal OSHA Hartford Area Office sign OSHA partnership.
Credit: KBE Building Corporation
About KBE Building Corporation
KBE has managed more than $4 billion in construction volume during the past two decades alone and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally.
With offices in Norwalk and Farmington, CT, as well as Columbia, MD, KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the $300 million firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the retail, educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, and institutional markets. KBE’s team of 120+ construction professionals and support staff is deeply committed to the firm’s corporate philanthropy program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference. Established in 2009 to celebrate the firm’s new ownership, name change, and 50 years in business, 50 Ways has helped KBE associates donate more than $1.7 million and 11,474 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.
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