Achieving Sustainability in Construction Safety Programs

Achieving Sustainability in  Construction Safety ProgramsPublication: Occupational Health & Safety Magazine
Issue: August 2013

Safety is not a bolt-on program that can be managed after the project begins; safety should be integrated into how work is performed, as are cost, schedule and quality.

When we hear the word sustainability, what do we really think of? Most people think of something linked to the environmental world. Clean energy technologies, such as wind, solar power, and hybrid cars, are the most common things that come to mind. But how many times does the word “sustainability” surface in construction during a discussion on safety? If you said “not too often” or “I haven’t really thought about it,” then you aren’t alone. After reading this, you’ll be able to apply a practical approach to incorporate sustainability into your safety program.

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Cary Usrey

Written by Cary Usrey

Cary Usrey has been at Predictive Solutions since March 2007. As a Process Improvement Leader, Cary is responsible for implementing best practices for customers seeking to prevent worker injuries. He coaches customers through an assessment, goal-setting, and goal measurement process that is designed to maximize safety improvement and widespread organizational engagement, from the field to leadership. Cary started his career in the U.S. Navy's Nuclear Power Program. After leaving the Navy, he served as the Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance Director at Adirondack Resource Recovery Associates, a waste-to-energy power plant in upstate New York, where he was employed for over twelve years. Following this, Cary took a position with Turner Construction, where he served as the Business Unit Safety Director for the upstate New York office for approximately three years. Cary has graduated with his Associate's Degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado, is a member of the Central FL chapter of the ASSE, and has served on the Board of Directors for the VPPPA (Region II).

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