December 1, 2017 – On November 21, the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) presented Hunter Roberts’ Northwell Health CFAM team with the Safety Culture award as part of the BTEA’s annual Safety Awards program. Superintendent John Martin accepted the award on behalf of the team.
The Northwell team was recognized for their commitment to Hunter Roberts’ IIF safety culture as well as their ability to effectively and efficiently address and solve numerous safety issues. One such issue was trenching and under-slab activities on a Superfund site, which the team addressed by creating barriers around the perimeter for both open trench identification and controlled access so that those not wearing proper PPE would not come into contact with potentially hazardous materials, as well as by using four 36,000 CFM exhaust fans to ventilate the space. The team also had to carefully coordinate crane picks at the main entrance of the facility for swing space RTUs over eight different patient care departments. They did so by sequencing according to the opening hours of the departments so suspended loads would never be over occupied areas.
In addition to the Northwell CFAM project, Tia Killbrew, a third-year apprentice carpenter at the Brooklyn Army Terminal (B.A.T.) Phase V project site, received a Hardhat Dedication to Safety Award. Safety Manager Steve Martin nominated Tia, who has stood out among the workers on site. “Miss Killbrew has shown and demonstrated a true belief in the IIF culture,” said Steve. “This was a unanimous decision by the staff at the B.A.T. Phase V site.”