Wear non-skid footwear that is appropriate for the weather and conditions. Shoes with smooth soles and higher heels provide less surface area and less traction on slippery surfaces. You might consider purchasing clip on cleats that will provide good traction on ice and snow. Continue reading →
In September, SSOE acknowledged service milestones for employees who have been with the firm 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, or 45 years! For the first time, SSOE also celebrated 50 years of service for recent retiree, Tom Thompson. In all, 75 Service Award recipients were recognized. SSOE also celebrates its own milestone this year—our 65th birthday on August 8th!
Kenneth will manage the Civil, Structural, and Architecture (CSA) and MEP (HVAC / Plumbing, Electrical, and Process) sections of SSOE’s business in Shanghai, China and will play an active role in projects in progress.
In his new role, Ashwin will be responsible for managing the construction management department and related projects in India. This position was created to support SSOE’s growth in EPCM / EPC work in India.
John Gill, PE, LEED AP previously served as a Senior Project Manager in SSOE’s Birmingham, Alabama office. Over the course of his 20-year career, John has been involved in the design of a variety of projects including hospitals, universities, and industrial manufacturing facilities.
In his new role, John will be responsible for setting the vision and overseeing implementation of SSOE’s VDC program including leading the VDC team, developing and executing long and short-term goals, and benchmarking SSOE’s VDC protocols against industry best practices.
Most people like to get their job done by exerting the least amount of time and energy, and that leads us to continuously look for better ways for completing our work. Those “better ways” are often only shortcuts that do not provide the safe path for completing the task at hand. Continue reading →
What does this mean? All members of a group support each individual member. They all have a common goal and work together to reach that goal. Continue reading →
Everyone must receive safety training for jobs performed at work. Most of us also receive additional safety training on a wide variety of subjects that serve to heighten our safety awareness on the job. On top of all that training are safety tips, messages, signs, slogans, and posters that serve as constant reminders to be safe while on the job. Statistics show that training and increased awareness are slowly making an impact, although last year over 4,000 people died and over 3 million were injured while at work. Continue reading →
Fireworks: Every year there are more than 9,000 fireworks related injuries treated in emergency facilities. Even simple fireworks such as sparklers burn at around 1800° F and that causes many injuries especially to youngsters. Fireworks are dangerous and best left to the professionals who will put on a display that is far superior to anything individuals could hope to achieve. The best way, and safest way, to enjoy fireworks is to find a good vantage point for a public display and to just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Continue reading →
Safety Committees in the workplace are important for establishing programs, procedures, and training that will prevent injuries. In addition to demonstrating management commitment and support, safety committees provide leadership and direction for improving the overall safety culture and awareness of all employees. Continue reading →