Just ahead of National CPR/AED Awareness week in early June, JE Richards Safety Department is certifying and recertifying employees in American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and AED use.
Learning how to perform CPR properly takes just a few short hours, but it can change a life forever. The American Red Cross recommends at least one person of every household and at every business have this lifesaving training but JER has made an effort to have more staff with the knowledge and confidence to respond in an emergency situation.
Additionally, these opportunities are also used to discuss Hazard Communication, Reporting Procedures, Injury Trends, Lessons Learned, the new Silica Standard, and Bloodborne Pathogens.
From the American Heart Association Website:
In 2007, the AHA in coalition with the American Red Cross and the National Safety Council worked collaboratively to federally designate a National CPR and AED Awareness Week. On December 13, 2007, Congress unanimously passed a resolution to set aside June 1-7 each year as National CPR and AED Awareness Week to spotlight how lives can be saved if more Americans know CPR and how to use an AED.
J.E. Richards Safety Director Chad Bittick had the outstanding honor today to present a site tour of the DuPont DC Residential Tower project to the IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson. The DuPont project is turning out to be very exciting and J.E. Richards is committed to continue to raise the bar with their quality work through final completion.
The entire JE Richards Electric family got together recently for a Safety Recognition Luncheon and it was a blast! The afternoon was a tribute to the men and women on our team who are remain focused on their commitment to safety. JE Richards Electric is proud of those people who encourage a safe environment and together we believe we can 'Make Safety Happen'!
We are delighted to share the news that J.E. Richards electricians were recognized with an award for Excellent Craftmanship by the Washington Building Congress for a Lighting Systems Project.
This year, the Washington Building Congress received 286 Craftsmanship Awards nominations throughout ten categories. We are honored to have a crew that stood out and were recognized for their extraordinary skills.
Thank you to the outstanding and talented craftsman that led The Saint John Paul II National Shrine Exhibit Project and won this esteemed award for our team! Special thanks go out to Project Manager Mitch Diamond and his team: Karim Bakchich, Daniel Breece, Mike Breece, Patrick Lander, Joseph Morgan and Ajene Watts.
Above is a picture of The Saint John Paul II National Shrine Exhibit which opened to the public October 22, 2014.