Hayden Electric of Hazleton recently hosted its company-wide Safety Day, coordinated by the human resources and safety departments, for its employees and the employees of The Howard Company of Bloomsburg. The Howard Company, under the ownership of George Hayden and Baldo Trevino, shares resources, training, culture and workflow with Hayden Electric and participated for the first time in Hayden Electric’s safety day. Hayden Electric has undertaken this safety training initiative for more than 25 years to ensure that all employees are up-to-date in the latest industry safety standards.
More than 100 employees from the two companies attended a full day of safety training and certifications, which included sessions on NFPA70E, fire extinguisher training, bloodborne pathogens, rigging procedures, proper body mechanics, ground-fault protection, fall protection and wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) on job sites, proper recognition and labeling of hazardous materials and PA One Call safe digging procedures. Employees worked in a classroom environment in addition to having hands-on training at various locations in the Hayden Electric facilities.
Company President George F. Hayden said, “The most important thing we do everyday at both Hayden Electric and The Howard Company is focus on safety; that is priority number one for us. We have a strong company culture surrounding safety and our goal is to be safe 24 hours a day on our job sites. We have the best electrical construction companies in the region consisting of the best electricians, team members and project managers. Our goal is to continue to operate at a high level of professionalism and safety each time we step foot on a job site, which will allows us to continue to grow as a company.”
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