COOKEVILLE – The Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland (HBAUC) and Carwile Mechanical Contractors partnered with other construction trade associations and businesses across the state this week to participate in a statewide educational event called “Health Hazards in Construction Safety Stand Down.”
On job sites, employers provide protection to reduce risks and minimize exposure, but education is the real key to preventing injuries and illnesses resulting from health hazards.
“Carwile Mechanical Contractors has a strong commitment to safety, so we make sure that all employees have safety tools and training for this industry,” Robert Patterson, Carwile safety director, said in a release.
Added Mitch Brady, Carwile foreman, “Safety is everybody’s responsibility.”
Carwile hosts safety meetings every month, Steve Shipley, Carwile residential project manager, said. Chuck Stephens, safety director at Perdue in Monterey, also shared information about specific health hazards for outside contractors working at Perdue.
Carwile Mechanical has four divisions: Commercial, industrial, residential and service. The Home Builders Association includes contractors and others who are involved in the construction industry throughout the Upper Cumberland area. They support educational programs and encourage members to stay informed about local and industry issues.