“I have worked in and around construction since I was 15 years old and over the years, I developed a healthy respect for on-the-job safety. I find my role as Safety Director with a general contractor both exciting and challenging. Just when you think you’ve seen everything; you realize you haven’t, and you have to always be on your toes.”
Shawn leads and manages the NEI safety program with a strategic plan to carry out a vision of the company’s ever-evolving safety culture. To achieve safety objectives, Shawn monitors all construction activities daily to ensure compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) construction industry standards, NEI’s safety program, and project-specific safety plans. He empowers all personnel on-site with the authority to require the correction of any conditions which may increase the risk of injury or illness. Shawn takes a proactive approach by consistently working closely with project management in conjunction with field operations and risk management to ensure open lines of communication and collaboration across teams. He strives to drive change and accountability for safety by implementing new protocols, including but not limited to new standards for safety inspections. With a focus on the continuous development of training initiatives, safety orientations, and pre-activity planning, Shawn takes a collaborative approach to mitigating risk through safety awareness.
Shawn is a Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) and a Certified Safety and Health Official (CSHO).