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Josh Schmitz

Josh Schmitz

Age: 37
Safety Manager
CG Schmidt
Milwaukee, WI

“Increased communication and learning have been focal points for our safety program. Josh restructured our safety manual to make it easier to read and understand. He writes toolbox talks each month - instead of purchasing them as we did in the past - tailored specifically to our work and how we do it. He writes a monthly newsletter, keeping everyone aware of what is going on. Detailed near-miss and incident reports are sent out companywide and with our subcontractors to help prevent future occurrences. He revised our site-specific safety orientation for every project, giving it a more personal touch. He even led the creation of a process for avoiding underground utility hits, adopted by the largest medical center in the state.”

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