Southern Industrial Constructors Walk the Safety Talk

Southern Industrial Constructors announced it passed a milestone of 18 months with no lost time due to worker accidents or injuries. The organization began charting progress on its new safety initiative in September 2008, which includes more than 2 million hours of employee time without accident or injury. This accomplishment includes safety reports from all divisions, including those in Charlotte and Wilmington, N.C., and Columbia, S.C., as well as its subsidiary Southern Crane.

Southern Industrial has more than 750 employees at many sites across the country. One full year of accident and injury-free workmanship is a unique milestone in heavy industry and specialty contracting.

“We maintain the corporate commitment of ‘working together safely’ on every job site, which means our staff has to be vigilant at all times,” said John Wilson, president of Southern Industrial Constructors. “On behalf of everyone in our organization, I salute the dedication of our employees and site safety managers for this outstanding achievement.”

Southern Industrial frequently recognizes its employees for occupational safety and is diligent about on-the-job training. Daniel Erwin, manager of safety and risk management, has established an ongoing training program for staff at all construction sites as a way to monitor safety and mitigate risk and uncertainty.

According to Wilson, Southern Industrial Constructors intends to strive for another full year without accident or injury throughout 2010.

Founded in 1962, Southern Industrial Constructors is among the region’s largest private employers, providing a unique set of heavy industrial construction services to organizations throughout the country. These services include: comprehensive industrial construction; industrial electrical construction; complete plant relocations, installations and maintenance of manufacturing and process plants, turnkey rigging and precision millwright work; heavy lift and crane services; industrial process piping; precision civil/concrete work; and specialized metal fabrication/erection.

Southern Industrial Constructors is based in Raleigh, with offices in Charlotte and Wilmington, N.C., and Columbia, S.C. It is the corporate parent of wholly owned subsidiary Southern Crane, the region’s most comprehensive crane and rigging service provider. The company advocates nationally for industry safety standards requiring its crane operators to be certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators. All Southern Crane operators have been awarded NCCCO certification.

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