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Roers Safety Manager Receives Certification

Congratulations to Andrew St John, Roers Safety Manager!

Andrew St John, Roers Safety Manager, has completed all requirements for a Board Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) certification. This highly respected certification of a Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST) is awarded by BCSP to individuals who meet eligibility and experience criteria in the safety, health and environment discipline and have passed a rigorous examination. Certificants must also recertify every five years to maintain certification, ensuring they remain knowledgeable in their practice.

Andrew joined Roers in 2017 with a safety background in general industry. “Switching to construction safety was a challenge so I set out to learn all I could, this path led me to the CHST certification. The CHST certification is the first step toward a goal I set in the beginning of my career at Roers.  Achieving this certification aligns with the core values of Roers, Opportunity, Respect, Expertise Experience, Community and Partnership. The CHST is an acknowledgment of Roers commitment to the Safety of all our employees,” commented St John.

Safety issues have become more complex and today’s safety professional must continually be better qualified. BCSP credential holders are among the most highly trained, educated and experiences individuals in the safety field. Earning the BCSP certification shows that Andrew has mastered the core competency required for professional safety practice.

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Maximizing Workplace Safety

At Roers, the bare minimum is never enough and that is how we treat safety as well.  Our safety program is more than just words in a manual, it is how we do business. Safety is engrained in our core values and it is how we work. Roers stands out in the construction industry because we go above and beyond OSHA requirements, we strive for an injury free work environment. Roers is a strong believer in OSHA’s Mission: To ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Safety is supported by all in our company from our CEO down to our newest employee. Roers has three safety committees that work with each company entity to help guide our safety program.

When you see a Roers job site you will notice our team members have all the safety PPE on. We choose our subcontractor carefully as well to ensure they respect and abide by our safety practices. Working together is how everyone stays safe. Andrew St. John, is the Safety Manager at Roers. Andrew’s main responsibility is to ensure team members have a safe work environment and that they work safe.  Andrew is a certified CPR first-aid trainer and Certified Equipment trainer. He also conducts an annual safety training. Andrew performs job site inspections on a regular basis and works with the Bismarck State College OSHA consult program to insure Roers is compliant with OSHA regulations. He also manages workman’s compensation claims, in the unfortunate event that is needed, and helps coordinate our involvement in the WSI safety management system.

Andrew commented, “I enjoy getting to work closely with everyone in the company to help get them home the same way they came to work. I love helping people avoid injuries and I love being part of the Roers family!” Maximizing every opportunity to ensure safety procedures are followed whether on the job site, at a property or in the office setting is something you can expect when working with Roers.

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Safety is Not an 8 to 5 Job

Safety. At Roers this is more than just a six letter word that is discussed at the beginning of a job. It is a focus for each employee every day at Roers whether in the field or in the office. Andrew St. John, Safety  Manager at Roers, ensures that safety is on the top of every employees mind.

“Safety is not an 8 to 5 job. Safety is 24/7, because your family wants you to be safe too,” is a motto that St. John refers to often. In order to keep safety ta key part of each role, there are many steps taken in the company’s customized safety program. Roers participates in the ABC Step Program, partners with Bismarck State College’s OSHA Consult Team, holds CPR and First Aid Training along with various other training sessions for employees throughout the year. Subcontractors are included in many training programs as well. In fact, over the past years, Roers and subcontractors have participated in the OSHA consultation and training program over 30 times. St. John visits job sites frequently and the Safety Committee performs monthly site audits. Roers holds many in-house training sessions which allows the training to be customized and specific for our projects. The investment in a safety program ensures each site is equipped with safety equipment, safety measures are followed and employees understand safety precautions.

At Roers we take safety very serious, 24/7. We work to build success and when everyone focuses on safety, our employees can be productive, effective and successful each day