April 20th, 2016
Geotechnology, Inc., a leading provider of geotechnical and environmental engineering, geophysics, water resource management, materials testing and drilling services, has announced that Tim Wilson has been promoted to Field Safety Specialist working in the Geotechnology Corporate Group.
A registered geologist, Wilson has been a member of the Geotechnology team for more than 15 years. He most recently served as a Senior Geologist in the Geophysics Group in St. Louis where he led geophysical investigations for the past eight years.
As Field Safety Specialist, Wilson’s primary responsibilities include conducting field safety observations and providing safety resources to Geotechnology staff on project sites throughout the United States. He will be based in the St. Louis office.
“Tim’s diverse and hands-on experience in several of Geotechnology’s operational groups will be an asset to identifying and controlling the hazards that our field staff face on a daily basis,” said Geotechnology Corporate Risk Manager Joe Darmody. “I am looking forward to working with Tim to improve the safety of our field operations company-wide.”
Wilson is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University, where he received a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Geology/Earth Science.
December 11th, 2012
St. Louis, MO (November 26, 2012) – Geotechnology, Inc. announced today that the firm’s St. Louis and Collinsville Construction Materials Testing groups have worked 4,500 days without a Lost Time Accident. The CMT group consists of 32 people who work in the field, and in laboratories located in Geotechnology’s St. Louis and Collinsville, IL offices.
“I’m very proud of our Construction Materials Testing group for having reached this outstanding safety milestone,” said Ed Alizadeh, President and CEO, Geotechnology, Inc. “It’s a testament to Geotechnology’s commitment, and the staff’s dedication, to employee safety, that we were able to attain this significant achievement.”
The Construction Materials Testing group’s credentials make Geotechnology an industry leader in the areas of concrete, asphalt, steel, soils and other construction materials testing. The construction materials testing group has played an integral role in the successful completion of many landmark construction projects and is recognized for providing quality, reliable service to contractors, owners, engineers and architects in in the Midwest and Mid-South regions.
September 14th, 2010
On Tuesday, September 14, 2010, the Geotechnology St. Louis Drilling Group attained 1,000 workdays without a loss-time accident. This amounts to over 141,000 man hours worked.
“I’m very proud of this achievement, particularly because of the inherent risks associated with drilling,” said John Bostwick, R.G., Geotechnology’s St. Louis Drilling Group Manager. “It’s also a testament to the success of Geotechnology’s company-wide safety program.”
Geotechnology takes a multi-pronged approach to managing safety, including:
- Safety Training
- Enhanced Safety Incentive Program
- Revitalized Safety Team
- Increased Safety Observations
- Enhanced Communication
This approach successfully contributed to a more than 60% decrease from 2008 to the present in the company’s OSHA recordable incident rate.
August 2nd, 2010
On August 29, 2009 the State of Missouri mandated that all on-site employees of contractors and subcontractors working on State and locally funded public works construction projects must complete the 10-Hour, OSHA construction safety course. Geotechnology promptly began conducted training sessions in August 2009 to ensure the staff who perform field services comply with this requirement and to emphasize existing knowledge about identifying, reducing, eliminating and reporting hazards associated with site work. Corporate Health and Safety Officer Joe Darmody, an Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in the Construction Industry, has trained over 60 Geotechnology employees in the 10-Hour Construction Industry Outreach Course including the majority of our field staff as well as project engineers and project managers. Training continues for all incoming staff.
March 3rd, 2010
- $3 Billion in mold claims was paid out in 2002.*
- U.S. companies could save as much as $58 Billion annually by preventing sick building illnesses.*
(*Insurance Information Institute)
The new ANSI Mold and Moisture Management Standard for New Construction (ANSI/GEI – MMS1001) has been passed and is under final review. Project teams building new commercial and multi-unit residential buildings four stories or more must abide by this new standard, which outlines best practices to safeguard against moisture and mold damage.
The Objective for issuing the standard is to reduce the risk of losses to constructors, lenders, developers and insurers and provide a safe environment during construction and within the completed structure. To meet the new requirements, owners and construction managers must:
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