UNION, Ill., Oct. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- INTREN's Midwest Central (MWC) Boring and Midwest South (MWS) Cincinnati Civil Department reached a rare milestone in the utility construction industry, completing more than one year of work incident-free. As of Oct. 6, INTREN's MWC Boring Department completed 404 days of work with no incidents and the MWS Cincinnati Civil Department completed 401 days of work with no incidents. Both departments completed more than 400 days without an OSHA recordable or an at-fault utility damage.
"This is a major accomplishment for our company and our industry," Lance Rosenmayer, INTREN's president, said. "It is the training, skill and expertise of our field employees and our safety culture which has made this accomplishment possible. We share our best practices across our divisions and the industry to promote a higher safety standard. The construction industry continues to change, demanding higher standards of safety and performance. As a service provider to our customers, we are proud of these two departments' accomplishments in achieving this milestone in the past year."
A complete, incident-free year is a rare accomplishment in the construction industry. The sheer volume and complexity of the work completed has made this a monumental milestone for INTREN. The MWC Boring Department is made up of 265 INTREN employees who completed more than 725,600 man-hours in the past 404 days while working with ComEd to help maintain and replace 836 miles of direct-buried cable across seven Northern Illinois counties. MWS Cincinnati Civil Department is comprised of 16 employees who completed more than 41,100 man-hours in the past 401 days while working to repair/rebuild 24 manholes and vaults, as well as performing more than 50 key inspections for a major Midwest utility in Cincinnati, Ohio. All vault work was completed with power on so the utility provider's customers would not be interrupted.
"These crews were trained by our experienced leaders who built a team of passionate, caring, hard-working people that believe in and live INTREN's culture of safety and integrity," said INTREN's MWS account manager, Steve Littrell. "Their dedication demonstrates to our customers our commitment to completing the job accurately, safely and on time."
Much of this success is credited to INTREN's safety culture and its employees' commitment to error-free work. The contractor is also an active participant and leader in ComEd's Safety for Life Rules, as well as many other utility providers' safety initiatives. These initiatives enforce strict safety standards and procedures which INTREN adheres to on all worksites.
"We feel it is very important every field employee understands and follows INTREN's safety guidelines and protocols," said Sean Hughes, INTREN's MWC account manager. "At INTREN, we believe in identifying best practices, adapting them and strictly enforcing them. We take pride in going above and beyond what is required to keep our crews safe."
For more than 25 years, INTREN has been an innovative solution partner, dedicated to building and maintaining the infrastructure of the energy industry. The company's culture of stewardship guides INTREN to care for others' priorities as if they were their own. Through an unwavering commitment to safety, integrity, customer focus and employee empowerment, the company has succeeded in offering turnkey services to a long list of satisfied clients. As an industry leader, INTREN is proud to serve many of the nation's foremost utility companies, private contractors and developers, municipalities and cooperatives. For more about INTREN, visit INTREN.com.
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