H.J. Martin honored by OSHA for job-site safety at Lambeau
H.J. Martin and Son was honored by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for its job-site safety record during the recently completed Lambeau Field expansion project. The company did not receive any citations or violations from OSHA during the nearly two-year project.
The strategic partnership was entered into with OSHA and the Wisconsin Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Program, along with the Green Bay Packers and Miron Construction, the general contractor.
According to OSHA, the voluntary partnership is focused on identifying and controlling safety hazards, improving safety and health programs, promoting a cooperative relationship between labor and management, and encouraging employee participation in achieving a safe and healthful workplace.
Participation in the voluntary partnership involved regularly scheduled walk-throughs of the job site to look for any unsafe conditions, said Tom Sheedy, director of safety and loss control for H.J. Martin.
“We are pleased to have our safety record recognized by OSHA,” Sheedy said. “This was a fast-paced project with a high degree of visibility, and with the height of the building there were numerous fall hazards.
“Between the oversight of our project foreman, Sean Meier, and everyone watching out for everyone on the job site, we were able to leave the Lambeau project with a good feeling.”
The stadium expansion project added 371,000 square feet onto the existing stadium, including 7,000 new seats, at a cost of $146 million. It now is in use by the Packers during the 2013 National Football League season.