Pillar recognizes the core value primacy of occupational safety in all aspects of our work and believes in the criticality of a strong safety culture. The importance of employees working safely and using all protective measures available is an essential part of your work operations. Infrastructure maintenance requires that we often work near moving vehicles. Consequently, it is imperative that heightened personal safety awareness be in the forefront of our operations.

What to expect from PILLAR’s safety team:

PILLAR has refined an extensive base of practical knowledge and proven protective measures which we use to protect our employees and Clients. We create innovative and cost-effective solutions targeted towards an organization’s unique needs, including:

✔ high-energy job-related safety meetings

✔ distance learning

✔ on-site training

✔ teleconferencing

✔ program development

✔ program audits

✔ simulated compliance inspections

✔ safety records management

✔ customer specific safety programs

✔ OSHA/VOSH compliance and documentation assistance to the industry for risk exposures and improvement

We put our experience and knowledge into practice through hands-on and user-friendly activities. Our customized, cost-effective, and achievable safety solutions are oriented toward problem resolution and incident prevention. We provide real and tangible solutions, not armchair exercises.

John Meola, Safety Director | 804.238.0038

John Meola
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Associate in Risk Management (ARM) Professional
  • Publisher of two safety handbooks
  • Safety Management Instructor at VCU

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Our Safety Solutions & Capabilities Include:

Program Design

  • Policy & Procedure Development
  • Lockout / Tag-out Survey and Program
  • Fall Protection Program
  • Onsite or On-Call Safety Director


  • Trilingual
  • Field and Site Safety Meetings
  • Equipment Operator & Trade Skills Training
  • OSHA Training
  • Confined Space Entry & Trench Safety


  • Reviews & Audits
  • Activity Hazard Analysis
  • Industrial Hygiene Assessments
  • Site Safety Inspections


Record Management

  • Technical Manuals & Publications
  • Insurance Loss Control Program Management for Agent and/or Carrier
  • Inspection Documentation
  • Contested Violations Technical Support


Our Approach to Occupational Safety


We gather relevant data and resource information.

  • OSHA Regulations
  • Claim History
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Safety Records
  • Program Documents


We combine technology and subject matter expertise to evaluate, analyze, and assess the data.

  • GAP Analysis
  • Compliance Audits
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Industrial Hygiene Assessment


We implement and monitor the plans and programs.

  • Policy Development
  • Site Inspections
  • Customized Training Sessions
  • Contested Violation Support
  • Inspection Documentation
  • Safety Programs


We devise tailored plans and scalable solutions.

  • Job Hazard Analysis
  • Safety Procedures & Protocols
  • Incident Prevention
  • Training Program Development
  • Technical Manuals & Publications

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