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We are pleased to announce that Leo Grinsteiner has joined Great Lakes E&I as the new Vice President of Environmental Health & Safety. Leo will be responsible for ensuring Great Lakes E&I operations have the support and tools to meet the company’s high standards for health and safety.

Leo has over 25 years of experience in a broad range of construction and industrial projects including oil refineries, industrial and process facilities, large commercial and government buildings, high-rise residential, military and civilian hospitals. With this extensive knowledge, Leo has been a safety leader on large projects as well as a project director for the development of safety training products used around the world. Leo’s recent accomplishments include developing and administering leadership for a construction and contractor safety process at the largest aluminum sheet & plate mill in the world. He recently did the same for $1.2 billion in military medical facilities.

Previously, Leo worked at Parsons Corporation, where he was the Safety Director of the NW Region. In this position, Leo provided services, training, auditing, risk assessments and safety plan reviews throughout the northwestern United States. Prior to Parsons Corporation, Leo held several safety positions with increasing levels of responsibility and scope. Leo’s education includes a degree in Occupational Safety from Illinois State University, and he is a Certified Safety Professional.

While Leo will add on to our already comprehensive list of safety measures, here’s a breakdown of Great Lakes E&I’s current initiatives to ensure we’re meeting our health and safety standards:

  • Refining culture and systems that continuously improve health and safety performance
  • Ensuring operations are in compliance with applicable regulations and Great Lakes E&I health and safety systems and strategies
  • Monitoring, assessing and communicating emerging health and safety legislative & regulatory issues
  • Implementing new programs to address any newly developing health and safety obstacles

Since health & safety are the two most important factors in our industry, we had to make sure we selected the best candidate to head the department. Leo Grinsteiner is a significant addition to Great Lakes E&I, and we welcome him to the team.

With Leo’s wealth of experience and understanding of health & safety practices, we’re looking forward to seeing him on our various work sites.

This month, we’re also rolling out the Safety Dashboard.

Safety Dashboard

Our internet-hosted safety database, known as the Safety Dashboard, enables field crews to capture a variety of safety-related information from our work sites. The platform is consistent with the design of the Loss Prevention SystemTM. It is anchored by a simple tool called the General Safety Observation, which allows users to log pertinent information and photo images from their Loss Prevention Self Assessments (LPSAs) throughout the workday.

The Safety Dashboard will continue to be enhanced throughout 2016 and beyond, with additional users and features being added to the system each quarter. Keep your eye on this blog for more information about the system as the year progresses.