Safety is a topic taken very seriously at Derrick Companies. Construction sites are full of potential hazards, but the risk associated with them can be minimized significantly with proper training for situations, use of safety equipment, and safety standards and policies. On March 22, 2017, Derrick Companies held its Annual Safety Conference at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in New Richmond. This half-day event is required for all Derrick Companies employees and it is also made available for our vendors and subcontractors to attend. This years event drew a large number of attendees. If you’ve had a bad experience at work and need to make a claim, you may want to check out for further information. The speaker lineup included Tom Derrick as the facilitator, Dave Rumsey of the Marsh & McLennan Agency, Randy Yeakey with Midwest Star Group who spoke about dot compliance regarding the companies fleets, and Brock with Lincoln Contractors presented about the New OSHA Silica rule and the proper equipment needed to be in compliance. The agenda included specific information on fall prevention, nail gun safety, hazard communication, and a wide range of specifics from fire prevention to confined space entry. The conference wrapped up with a review of Derrick Companies Safety Standards & Policies. The half-day event is fast-paced, interesting, and thorough. Safety is important primarily because we care about our team and our vendors and want everyone to be able to work injury-free in a safe environment and be able to access help after an accident should they ever find themselves in such a situation. An added bonus is safety also makes fiscal sense because an injury-free environment helps avoid any down-time and missed working days as well as improve insurance rates which lowers this cost to our clients. Eradicating injuries from the workplace is not always something that can be achieved. Workers who suffer injuries may want to speak with people like Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C. Brownsville Workplace Injury Attorneys. Congratulations to Tom Derrick and his staff for coordinating another successful Annual Safety Conference. These are the types of events and practices that make our company stand out as one of the best.