Members participate in a Construction Walkthrough of the TTU Experimental Science Building II in July.
Posted: Sep 14, 2018
by Renee Witherspoon, CSP, CIH, CHMM, Chapter Treasurer & Webmaster
Flintco highlights its excellent safety record by showcasing its safe scaffolding. OSHA requires tube and coupler scaffolds over 125 feet (38 meters) to be engineered 1926.452(b)(10).
On July 17, 2018 South Plains ASSP (formerly ASSE) chapter members and guests had an opportunity to participate in a construction walkthrough of a new building going up on the Texas Tech Campus.
Professional member and current Chapter Vice President, Jeff Goolsby, CSP, hosted the event. Jeff is the safety manager for the building contractor Flintco.
Flintco is a leader in safety and touts its strong safety record including its Experience Modifier Rate (EMR) of 0.5 for 2018 which is half of the industry average. At the time of the walkthrough, Jeff stated that his team has gone 630 days without and recordable injury. He says one of his key safety items he stresses to everyone on his site is having a strong safety glove policy. Jeff continues to emphasis this in his safety meetings and it has paid off for his over 170 contractors and employees currently working on site.
The new 117,000-square-foot Experimental Science Building II will greatly expand the university’s research potential, and will include an animal vivarium, four general wet labs, three instrumentation labs and two synthetic labs, in addition to offices, collaborative spaces and three conference rooms.
According to Texas Tech, its construction was funded by $70 million from the Texas Legislature’s authorization of a tuition revenue bond and $7 million in revenue finance system funds to be repaid by Higher Education Assistance Funds.
On behalf of the South Plains Chapter ASSP we would like to sincerely thank Jeff and Flintco for hosting this informative meeting.