Arlington, TX, February 01, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Bob Moore Construction has been accepted as a member of the OSHA Local Partnership program, one of only five general contractors in north and east Texas to earn this recognition.
The OSHA Partnership is a program that grants authority for more self-governance to a select group of general contractors that have demonstrated their commitment to the spirit and the letter of OSHA requirements. The approval process to become a local OSHA Partner takes several months and includes an extensive review of the contractor’s written safety program and records, input from the contractor’s insurance company on worker compensation claims and a jobsite inspection by local OSHA leadership. All local partners are reassessed for program eligibility on an annual basis.
Prior to 2003, OSHA provided a state-level partnership program for general contractors based on their safety program and workers compensation claims. In 2003, OSHA worked with QUOIN, the local chapter of The Associated General Contractors of America, to implement a new, more stringent local partnership program. For local partnerships, contractors must achieve all state program requirements, but must also implement standards that exceed OSHA requirements and demonstrate superior safety leadership on their jobsites. As such, the more select group of local OSHA partners are automatically rolled into the state partnership program.
“As a Partner we essentially become empowered by OSHA,” said Dino Sideris, Safety Director for Bob Moore Construction. “With this certification we can perform OSHA-level control of our jobsites without the agency’s active, on-site participation. This is a tremendous partnership of trust based on a demonstrated track record of excellence. Our safety standards are in no way diminished – in fact, they’re increased to levels well above minimum legal requirements and we will continue to meet rigorous reporting requirements to the agency. The difference is that we’re now empowered to respond to safety matters more efficiently and aggressively than before because we have earned the trust of OSHA that allows us to take on more ownership of our program.”
“We are extremely pleased to have been accepted in this partnership,” said Ed McGuire, Vice President of Construction for Bob Moore Construction. “We expect safety to be a core value for anyone who works on our jobsites. That is what drives our safety program, our constant training of superintendents and subcontractors and our active involvement with QUOIN initiatives like the biannual safety stand-downs. Dino Sideris extends our philosophy to all construction jobsites in Texas by serving on the Texas Building Branch Safety Committee in Austin and QUOIN's Safety Forum and Safety Leadership Committee. Now as a member of the local OSHA Partnership we can take even greater ownership of jobsite safety and collaborate with more closely OSHA and QUOIN. Thanks to the efforts of Dino Sideris and our superintendents, Bob Moore Construction continues to be a recognized leader in construction safety in north Texas.”
The formal signing of the OSHA Partnership agreement will take place Wednesday, February 7 at 7:30 a.m. at the Park City Club in Dallas, Texas.
About Bob Moore Construction
A recipient of the QUOIN / AGC General Contractor of the Year Award and the QUOIN / AGC Summit Award for Construction Excellence, Bob Moore Construction is one of Texas's most respected commercial construction companies. Bob Moore Construction celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2006. The company's portfolio includes a wide range of buildings, from warehouses and distribution centers to office buildings and retail stores. Whether it is providing general contractor, design / build or construction management services, Bob Moore Construction's goal remains the same: to deliver quality construction projects on time and in budget. Bob Moore Construction has been showcased on Construction Company.com, a website that recognizes some of the top ranked construction companies and commercial contractors in the United States. GeneralContractor.com is the best source of information about the company, its projects and more. The website is updated regularly with press releases, newsletters, completed project write-ups and construction articles.
Bob Moore Construction, Inc.
Jeff Schaefer, Information Manager
1110 North Watson Road
Arlington, Texas 76011
Phone: (817) 640-1200
Fax: (817) 640-1250