Safety


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
jmeola@PillarOMA.com | 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 Include:

Program Design

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

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

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

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Record Management

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

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Our Approach to Occupational Safety

Collection

We gather relevant data and resource information.

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

Assessment

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

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

Execution

We implement and monitor the plans and programs.

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

Planning

We devise tailored plans and scalable solutions.

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

Featured Projects

Technical Webinars

Technical Webinars

Pillar produces and presents Webinars to National audiences on technical safety topics, covering the categories of OSH and regulatory compliance, Best Industry Practices and related current safety & health issues. Silica Dust Avoidance; How to Structure and Write a Job Hazard Analysis; How to run a Safety Program; Seasonal and specialty training and advisory topics are offered.

Chesapeake Structures

Chesapeake Structures

Safety Program Management - Pillar represents this specialized trade contractor as their dedicated Safety Director, providing multiple services including: • Bi-lingual OSHA 10 Hour classes • Competent Person certifications • Job site inspections • Records and documentation for client requirements - Site Safety Plans, JHA's, etc.

Invincia / Towne Insurance

Invincia / Towne Insurance

Risk Management & Consulting - Pillar provides consultative services to the insurance industry for risk assessment and risk improvement. Long term relationships have been built to assist clients with developing their programs, addressing compliance issues, regulatory interpretation and other avenues of specialty assistance. Customized training is provided in areas such as: • Fall Protection • Confined Space Entry • Fork Lift Operator training & refresher • Defensive Driving for Commercial Fleets

Liesfeld Contractors

Liesfeld Contractors

Safety Program Development - Pillar provides technical safety support on RFP's, Project and Program audits and building Best Safety Practices into the overall Corporate safety program. This client has recently won a 5 year multi-phase site work contract with a Fortune 50 technology giant, which demands an extreme level of safety & health performance.

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