Crest Hill, IL (PRWEB) November 05, 2013
It’s easy to think all news about the economy is bad news. Some companies, however, are experiencing growth, like Low Voltage Solutions Inc. in south suburban Crest Hill. Safety has always been a top priority for the midsize contractor, but with the company’s continued growth this year and upcoming expansion of product offerings and key management appointments in 2014, LVS has opted to hire an external safety expert to work with field personnel and site supervisors.
“In 15 years, we have only had four loss-time safety incidents, but we are growing and as a result we want to eliminate any safety issues that may arise,” said LVS President Gary St. Cin. “We want to show our customers and general contractors that Low Voltage Solutions takes safety very seriously. In fact, our goal is to provide a safe work environment for not only LVS employees but other tradespeople as well.”
LVS has retained Construction Safety Services to conduct jobsite safety audits and quarterly safety meetings. The Wilmington, Illinois-based consulting firm will lead one-on-one and group discussions to talk about safety issues. This will supplement the “tool box talks” LVS already conducts at the start of each day to reinforce safety measures.
Launched in 1996, Construction Safety Services is nationally recognized, serving well-known companies like Exxon Mobile, Westinghouse Electric and CITGO Petroleum. “LVS really cares about their workers and is looking to be a step above. They want their workers to go home just the way they came: healthy and safe,” said Kevin Lamb, President of Construction Safety Services. He says cuts from sharp-edged fiber optic cables, slips from congested worksites, and falls from ladders are all potential risks on the jobsite for low voltage journeymen and apprentices.
It is common for companies of LVS’ size to rely on general contractors to provide onsite safety personnel and programs. “We feel compelled to incorporate additional safety training with our everyday procedures,” said St. Cin. LVS works extensively with area hospitals, new construction, retailers, educational campuses, and industrial companies. LVS is one of only 10 contractors in the area that have earned the CommScope – SYSTIMAX VAR Certification required by select medical facilities.
Low Voltage Solutions designs and installs network infrastructure, security and audiovisual systems, providing communications technology solutions to new construction and renovation projects. LVS is located at 16706 Advantage Avenue, Crest Hill, IL 60403. Call 630-434-9600 or visit lvsolutions.com for more information.