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EDiS Observes OSHA National Stand-Down for Safety Week 2020

By Melissa Rysak, CPSM • September 18, 2020 • 1 MIN READ

September 14-18 is OSHA National Stand Down for Safety Week across the country and EDiS Company is proud to contribute to a #CultureOfSafety by holding safety talks at Silverlake Elementary School and the Whitehall Wellness Center. Director of Safety & Health Jim Ruggiero was at the forefront of these talks, prepared with informational hand-outs, a comprehensive speech, and an attentive readiness to answer any questions or concerns held by workers.

Educating construction workers about fall prevention was Jim’s primary goal throughout these talks. Jim explained how to protect your body in the event of an emergency and the do’s and dont’s of equipment handling. Blending seamlessly into this important message were other lessons to be learned about fall protection awareness and ladder safety tips. At the active work sites that Jim visited, he shared personal recollections of the consequences unsafe practices bring, detailed statistics of who and how work safety affects, and easy to exercise habits that can save lives.

National Safety Stand Down Week may soon be over for this year, but Jim Ruggiero’s job isn’t. Job site safety is always on his radar and his efforts to spread awareness about safe practices is ongoing. EDiS will continue to work closely with him to showcase his continuous efforts to mitigate hazards, document compliance to safety standards, and to ensure worker safety throughout each and every one of our projects.

Jim at the Whitehall Wellness Center project