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Keep up-to-date with the latest events and news in the safety industry and from the Utah Safety Council. 

        

6/6/2018- Rooftop Anchor 

Thank you Andy for the informational and educational tour of Rooftop Anchor. At Rooftop Anchor, they don’t just sell fall protection products. they are a dedicated partner that provides concept-to-completion solutions for your new building or retrofit project. Their Mission and Priority is to provide code compliant fall protection solutions with customer service and support. Rooftop Anchor is a recognized leader in OSHA-compliant fall protection technology and guarantees the highest standards in its products. To learn more about Rooftop Anchor see their website

5/31/18 – Quality Steel

Thank you so much Eddie for the tour of quality steel today! Quality Steel manufactures many different kinds of tanks; such as, Aboveground TanksAbove/UndergroundUndergroundAnhydrous Ammonia and Dispenser Tanks. Quality Steel takes great pride in using only the finest materials and that is why you will only find U.S.A. made in everything that they produce. Quality Steel has been a Member of the Utah Safety Council since 2013! Thanks for making safety a #1 Priority!

05/23/2018Petersen Inc.

Today we had the opportunity to tour Petersen Inc. with Jon Rasband, their EH&S Engineer. Petersen Inc. started out in a garage in 1961 is today over 1.3 million square feet of world-class manufacturing, specialized fabrication, precision machining, warehouse and distribution facilities in Ogden, Utah, and Pocatello, Idaho. Today they employ over 500 employees and have strong roots in the communities they operate in. Petersen Inc. takes great pride in delivering quality, on-time products to their customers and the industries that they serve. They build anything from aerospace, nuclear mining, petrochemical and so much more. There’s nothing they can’t build. Petersen Inc has been a member of the Utah Safety Council since 1995.

05/23/2018-Advanced Safety Certification

Congratulations to Rusty Mounteer, Safety Coordinator for the Salt Lake County Public Works Operations, for completing all of the requirements to achieve her  Advanced Safety Certification. Congratulations, Rusty

05/23/2018-Advanced Safety Certification

Congratulations to Rusty Mounteer, Safety Coordinator for the Salt Lake County Public Works Operations, for completing all of the requirements to achieve her  Advanced Safety Certification. Congratulations, Rusty

05/15/2018-Governor’s Energy Summit

Today we are attending the Governors Energy Summit and learning more about the innovations fueling our future. Located in the heart of the Western Energy Corridor, Utah is home to a vast array of energy and minerals resources. The State recognizes the value of advancing opportunities across all sectors, including traditional and unconventional fossil fuels, renewable resources, energy efficiency, and conservation. By threading key relationships across industry, renowned institutions, and laboratories, Utah is setting the standard for energy research and innovation through hybrid and modular technologies, advanced power systems, and smart cities innovations.

05/11/2018Varex Imaging
Today we met with Jim Anton from Varex Imaging Corporation and had a fascinating tour of their facility. Varex Imaging Corporation is a leading independent supplier of medical X-ray tubes and image processing solutions. From medical imaging to cargo screening and border security, our components their components are used by X-ray imaging system manufacturers around the globe to detect, diagnose and protect. Jim is dedicated to making sure that Varex Imaging Corporation is a great place to work. Varex has been a member of the Utah Safety Council since 1989.

05/10/2018Fall Prevention Demonstration
Many thanks to 3M for delivering interesting and vital education about fall prevention. This event was support of the National Safety Stand-down for Preventing Falls in Construction. A big thank-you, also, to R&R Barbeque for providing delicious food for event attendees

05/10/2018OSHA 7405: Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry
Full house for this important class as part of the National Safety Stand-down for Preventing Falls in Construction. This course focuses on the identification, evaluation, prevention, and control of fall hazards in the construction industry.

 05/09/2018 - Certain Teed Simtek
Today we had the opportunity to tour CertainTeed Simtek in Orem, Utah., with their Safety Manager, Natalie Anderson. CertainTeed Corporation is a North American manufacturer of building materials for both commercial and residential construction. Simtek pioneered and patented the design of a rotationally molded fence with  EcoStone®, it's simulated stone fence system that combines the realistic appearance of stone with superior performance.  CertainTeed is a new member of the Utah Safety Council, and we are excited to work with them. Thanks for the awesome tour, Natalie!   Doppelmayr Site Tour

Doppelmayr Site Tour

04/25/18 Doppelmayr has been a member of the Utah Safety Council for nearly 12 years! We recently were able to visit them at their facility and check out all the amazing things they do! They are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of ski lifts, and they send them all over the world! It was fascinating to see them at work, working heavy machinery, welding, assembly lines, cutting steel with fire and plasma, along with much more. You can tell without a doubt that they love what they do and truly care about the customer. We were able to see a model unit that was going to be shipped out of the country. Thanks again for hosting us, and for being a member of the Utah Safety Council!

Doppelmayr Site Tour

04/25/18 Doppelmayr has been a member of the Utah Safety Council for nearly 12 years! We recently were able to visit them at their facility and check out all the amazing things they do! They are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of ski lifts, and they send them all over the world! It was fascinating to see them at work, working heavy machinery, welding, assembly lines, cutting steel with fire and plasma, along with much more. You can tell without a doubt that they love what they do and truly care about the customer. We were able to see a model unit that was going to be shipped out of the country. Thanks again for hosting us, and for being a member of the Utah Safety Council!

  Our Newest Advanced Safety Certificate Recipient: Bobby Gates

Congratulations to Bobby Gates for his Advanced Safety Certificate!

1/5/2018- Bobby Gates from Valley View Granite has completed his Advanced Safety Certificate (ASC) today! The ASC program takes safety to the next level by developing high potential employees into safety practitioners that can contribute to creating a culture of safety. We appreciate Bobby’s dedication to creating a safer workplace. Congratulations, Bobby! - Learn More About the ASC Program

Members Give Back this Holiday Season

Thank You for Giving Back

12/20/2017- This year the Utah Safety Council partnered with the Children's Justice Center to collect donations for the thousands of children, teens, and family members that walk through their doors every year. We are happy to have collected such a large number of donations and are thrilled to provide this selfless organization with them. We would like to provide special thanks to everyone who contributed towards this cause. We appreciate your support and generosity. May you have a safe and merry holiday

Our Newest Advanced Safety Certificate Recipient: Stephanie Castle

Congratulations to Stephanie Castle

12/15/2017- Stephanie Castle from INVE Aquaculture, Inc. has completed her Advanced Safety Certificate (ASC) today! The ASC program takes safety to the next level by developing high potential employees into safety practitioners that can contribute to creating a culture of safety. We appreciate Stephanie’s dedication to creating a safer workplace. Congratulations, Stephanie! - Learn More About the ASC Program

Women in Safety - Invest in Yourself!

Women in Safety: Invest in Yourself

12/12/2017- What a great meeting with Women in Safety! Joy Glad presented on Mentoring and discussed ways we can support and encourage each other in maximizing our potential. We discussed skills to help improve personal performance and how to become the person you want to be. Thanks Joy for sharing your experience. -Learn More About Women in Safety

Tour of Salt Lake City Department of Airports

Salt Lake City Department of Airports

11/17/2017- Today we had a great tour of the Salt Lake City Department of Airports diverse work groups. We saw many different aspects of their operations; including airport police, wildlife, maintenance, snow removal, greenhouse and so much more! Thanks, Heidi & Paige for the tour. The Salt Lake Department of Airports has been a member of the Utah Safety Council since 1994.

Our Newest Advanced Safety Certificate Recipient: Riley Robinson

Congratulations to Riley Robinson

11/10/2017- Riley Robinson from Big-D Construction has completed his Advanced Safety Certificate (ASC) today! The ASC program takes safety to the next level by developing high potential employees into safety practitioners that can contribute to creating a culture of safety. We appreciate Riley’s dedication to creating a safer workplace. Congratulations, Riley! - Learn More About the ASC Program

Our Newest Advanced Safety Certificate Recipient: Scott A. Wendt Congratulations to Scott Wendt

11/10/2017- Scott A Wendt from Dugway Proving Ground has completed his Advanced Safety Certificate (ASC) today! The ASC program takes safety to the next level by developing high potential employees into safety practitioners that can contribute to creating a culture of safety. We appreciate Scott’s dedication to creating a safer workplace. Congratulations, Scott! - Learn More About the ASC Program

Halloween Bash 2017

Halloween Bash 2017

10/30/2017- As parents prepared to send their kids off for trick or treating and brace for the sugar rush that will possess them the Utah Safety Council adds to the fun and creates a safe place to do some trick or treating. Halloween is meant to be spooky fun without any trouble or pain. The Utah Safety Council did just that by hosting a Halloween Family Bash night where families from the community were welcomed to enjoy trick or treating, arts and crafts, tricycle paths, and fire trucks. In partner with the Salt Lake City Fire Department, Poison Control, and Utah Highway patrol we enjoyed out first Halloween Bash.

ASC Major Drilling

Rock Exotica Tour

10/30/2017- Today we had the opportunity to tour Rock Exotica in Clearfield, Utah with their Quality Manager, Jack Fenn. Rock Exotica started making their first products in a garage, in 1987. They have grown out of the garage and currently have dealers in not only the United States and Canada, but are international as well. They make anything from carabiners, pulleys, swivels, rigging plates, rope grabs and so much more. If you like to Rock Climb, Rock Exotica is the place to check out. Rock Exotica has been a member of the Utah Safety Council since 2014. Thanks Jack for the great tour!

ASC Major Drilling

A new airport is coming to Salt Lake City!

09/29/2017-Dan Fegel, Safety Manager for the Airport Redevelopment Program gave us a tour of the first phase of rebuilding the Salt Lake City International Airport which is at a midpoint of the $3 billion project scheduled to have all phases fully completed in 2025.  It was an impressive project to see with numerous cement support columns, 19 cranes scattered throughout the site, and more 650 workers from a multitude of companies all working together to complete this project.  Along with Heidi Harward and Paige Christensen from the Salt Lake Department of Airports, we were able to walk a section of the new south concourse and see the overall size of the construction site from the third level of the existing parking structure.  It is an impressive project with safety being a priority to each of the contractors and workers involved in building this state of the art airport.

ASC Major Drilling

09/29/2017- Oscar Sandoval from Major Drilling has completed his Advanced Safety Certificate (ASC) today! The ASC program takes safety to the next level by developing high potential employees into safety practitioners that can contribute to creating a culture of safety. We appreciate Oscar’s dedication to creating a safer workplace. Congratulations, Oscar! - Learn More About the ASC Program

KCPW Interview

KCPW Interview

09/25/2017- Today our Home & Community Program Manager, Veronica Kitchens, joined KCPW on-air to help with their fall pledge drive. Veronica talked about the Utah Safety Council's Buckle Up For Love program, and the importance of using properly installed car seats to protect children. She also shared defensive driving tips, and ways to stay safer on the road. We enjoyed the opportunity to help support KCPW and look forward to working with them in the future. - Learn More

Utah Hygiene Conference

34th Annual Conference on Safety and Industrial Hygiene

09/19/2017- Registration is open for the 34th Annual Conference on Safety and Industrial Hygiene. This annual conference will take place at The University of Utah on October 11-13, 2017.

This conference is designed to provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas related to occupational and environmental health and safety issues that affect workplace, general environment, and the community. - Learn More

Drive Safely Work Week

Drive Safely Work Week 2017

09/18/2017- Did you know... Drive Safely Work Week is coming up on October 16-20! Drive Safely Work Week (DSWW) has been an annual campaign sponsored by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) for many years. Help keep your employees safer- download your FREE materials now. Visit the NETS website for more information and free downloads. - Learn More

Bowling Member Event

Bowling for Safety: Member Appreciation Event

09/12/2017- Thank you to all of our members who joined us for our "Bowling for Safety" event today! We had a great time at Fat Cats, and hope you did, too!

Stay tuned for information about our next member appreciation event. 

Sapa Extrusions Tour

09/07/2017- Today we toured Sapa Extrusion. They offer the industry’s largest choice of extruded aluminum shapes (standard and custom), seamless and structural pipe & tube, and standard and specialty rod and bar. They manufacture aluminum products for building and construction, transportation, infrastructure, automotive, industrial design, energy, and HVACR. Their Spanish Fork facility has 220 employees. We appreciate their commitment to safety and for being a member of the Utah Safety Council. Thanks Bill and Wade for an amazing tour!

Utah Mining Association Conference

08/16/2017- Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Utah Mining Association's 102nd Annual Convention. The theme this year was "Focusing on the Future." As always, they did a great job and we were glad for the opportunity to participate.

IM Flash

IM Flash Company Tour

08/04/2017- Today we toured IM Flash in Lehi, Utah! IM Flash is changing the way the world stores information. IM Flash produces NAND flash memory for use in consumer electronics, removable storage and handheld communication devices. Who knew a tiny chip could hold MASSIVE amounts of data? Thank you, Bob Mouritsen, for coming through with the “WOW” factor!

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