Safety Department Establishes Safety Committee, Holds First Meeting

February 20, 2015 – Millstone Weber held its first safety committee meeting discussing the committee overview and selection process, committee objectives and purpose, workplace safety expectations, TBT training and mentoring apprentices, hazard focus, and incident investigations and reporting procedures. “New Business” agenda items included an injury & near miss review, ESH Walkthrough reviews, an OSHA regulatory update, and a review of the weekly OSHA fatality report. The meeting was concluded with a roll call for new business and open discussion amongst the committee members.

The committee is comprised of 11 Millstone Weber employees who represent each craft and service area throughout the company. These committee members will be a resource for on-site Management and they will serve as a liaison between employees and the Safety Department. Safety Director Eric Waterkotte said the implementation of the committee is a vital part of Millstone Weber’s ongoing commitment to improving and maturing our Safety & Environmental cultures.

“We are very excited and pleased that Millstone Weber has embarked on this new program to elevate awareness and create another communication stream for our employees.  I would like to thank our Executive Management team, the Safety Committee members, and all employees for their support and commitment to safety. ”

Safety Committee meetings will be held quarterly and committee member terms will be evaluated annually.   

Millstone Weber Safety Committee Members:

  1. Art Bazinet, Operator / Mechanic  
  2. Bob Dames, Operator / Mechanic  
  3. Colette Diedrich, Safety & Risk Manager  
  4. Scott Martin, Survey Chief  
  5. Frank Mullen, Carpenter Foreman
  6. Tim Payer, Carpenter Foreman  
  7. Scott Pentland, Laborer Foreman  
  8. Matt Powelson, Project Quality Control Manager   
  9. Matt Sitze, Paving Foreman  
  10. Brian Trudt, Laborer Foreman  
  11. Eric Waterkotte, Safety Director / Committee Chairman  

For more information regarding Millstone Weber’s commitment to safety click here.