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AGC & the Safety Council Present J. P. Cullen with Leadership in Safety Award


On May 17 at the AGC Past President’s Night & Award Ceremony, the AGC of Greater Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Construction Industry Safety Council presented J. P. Cullen & Sons, Inc. with the 2010 Leadership in Safety Award in recognition of our superior safety record.

Brian Oberle, J. P. Cullen’s corporate safety director, accepted the award. Oberle said, “Our recordable incidence rate for calendar year 2010 was below the national ave in our standard industrial classification (SIC) of heavy building construction.”

J. P. Cullen & Sons safety successes include: 
1) Calendar year 2009 Cullen had only one lost-time case with almost 1 million work hours,  Please visit our web site to read Brian’s bio and how he is advancing safety in at J. P. Cullen and throughout the construction industry.

2) Cullen assigned safety responsibilities to all team leaders on the projects, so one person is not in charge of safety, but rather anyone with leadership and they are responsible for audits, communications and corrective actions.

3) Cullen’s glove policy has reduced our hand injury frequency by 30% and severity by 50%!

4) Fleet safety driving training and hands-free phone policy continues to evolve and we are vehicle accident free since January 1, 2011

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