"Obtaining the STS certification has helped me out professionally, as well as my projects in a few ways." said Joseph Martin, STS. "It is an excellent refresher course for the OSHA 30. It focuses on correcting and reinforcing good behavior on job sites, very similar to our Gilbane Cares philosophy. I would recommend that more of our superintendents and PMs obtain the Board of Certified Safety Professionals' accredited and reputable STS certification. The training is used all day every day on the jobsite and can ultimately make our jobsites a safer, more desirable place to work."
Mike Chowaniec, STS contributed his thoughts in an interview.
How has having the STS improved safety on your project?
"It’s another level of safety training, which enhances the quality of safety Inspections and items inspected on our project. It gives our team in the field another set of eyes and ears to work with our subcontractors reviewing JHA’s and safety plans. The STS Certification helps strengthen what is already a strong commitment to safety onsite."
How has having the STS helped you professionally?
"For the most part, we all know what is and isn’t safe. But we don’t always look at the reason of why it’s being done unsafely. The STS Certification gives you the tools to identify the root cause for an unsafe practice. Knowing the reason behind the unsafe act, allows you to address the problem correctly."
Recommendations to PM’s, Super’s, and others about STS?
"If you’re on a project, I believe it’s the next logical step in continuing our company commitment to safety. It emphasizes your personal dedication to safety, provides your team in the field another trained set of eyes and ears, and most importantly, reinforces our company wide commitment to an Incident and Injury Free environment."
BCSP is glad to hear that the STS certification has served these two certificants and their company well. In our commitment to advancing safety, it is always a pleasure to learn of the positive impact made through quality certifying programs.
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