“We believe strongly in preplanning and engineering safety into the building plan to ensure a safe jobsite,” said Vince Bosworth, President and CEO, Bosworth Steel Erectors. “I’m extremely proud of our team. We still have more to achieve. We are aiming to reach 2 million manhours without any incidences very soon.”
Vince said this achievement was made possible because of the safety training available to the company's ironworkers through the labor management arm of the Iron Workers Union and the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust, and because of the dedication of the ironworker superintendents and foremen.
Ironworkers from the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers (Iron Workers Union) contributed 95% of the incident-free manhours to reach this milestone.
“We work with our contractors to ensure that they are successful, profitable, and maintain high safety standards,” said Iron Workers Union General President Eric Dean. "Safety training and initiatives are of utmost importance in keeping jobsites safe, but also in increasing productivity, efficiency, and profitability. Jobsite supervision is a critically important element in keeping jobsites safe. Superintendents and foremen serve as the frontline on safety. Our foreman and superintendent training sets us apart in the industry and prepares the ironworkers to stay one step ahead and succeed in any challenging situation to ensure that the crew works safe and efficient per standards and specifications.”