Business Updates for May 2009: Akkerman; Caterpillar; Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam; McElroy

May 2009 Vol. 64 No. 5
Robert Card of LAN.

The company employs a full-time safety staff, holds frequent employee-safety meetings and pays quarterly bonuses to accident-free crews. An integral aspect of the program is regular machine inspection to assure job-ready equipment.
In more company safety news, Caterpillar’s commitment to reducing jobsite risk through safety, health and environmental solutions, SAFETY.CAT.COM has expanded its services to include online safety training. SAFETY.CAT.COM has partnered with PureSafety, a provider of training, safety, medical and risk management software solutions, to expand its services to include online safety training in support of the mission: Safely home. Everyone. Every day. The new safety training website, SAFETY.CAT.COM/TRAINING, offers classes related to general safety awareness issues common at most jobsites. Courses available include Aerial Lifts, Environmental Awareness, Fall Protection, OSHA 10-Hour for Construction and General Industry, OSHA 300 Recordkeeping, Hazard Communication, HazMat Transportation, Trenching Safety, Scaffolding, Electrical Safety and many more.
Customer Safety Services provides customers with an easy and cost-effective avenue to enhance safety awareness, develop a competent and engaged workforce, reduce the risk of accidents and create a positive culture where risk avoidance and safety become second nature. Courses are designed to be user-friendly, highly interactive and self-paced. Because the training is web-based, Caterpillar customers can access their training via the Internet, including easy access to administrative reports and printable employee diplomas. Caterpillar’s new online safety training solution also offers customers the opportunity to control costs in today’s challenging economic conditions. Prices start at $19.95 per employee/per assignment. 866.963.3551, CatSafety@cat.com

Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam

Robert J. Card, P.E., has joined Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam (LAN) as its chief pipe engineer.

In this role, Card will oversee all pipe design tasks, be responsible for project, standard pipe specifications and assist with project design reviews. In addition, Card will lead the firm’s pipeline business development, train the firm’s engineers in pipeline design, and represent the firm on technical committees and national and regional conferences.