Importance of Construction Safety Culture Emphasized by Robert M. Pope, New London Safety Professional

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A new report released by ACE Construction identifies many present needs in construction safety culture, noting the industry is one of the most dangerous. Safety professional Robert M. Pope, New London resident, discusses the future of workplace safety.

For Robert M. Pope New London resident, workplace safety is an everyday issue that he strives to improve, as he is the founder of and consultant of ACS Solutions. Although some professionals, such as Pope, are dedicated to reducing potential hazards among construction job sites, a new report highlighted by The Wall Street Journal suggests that the industry as a whole may have significant room for improvement.

The article unveils some of the ideas presented in Building a Proactive Safety Culture in the Construction Industry, an information-only report provided by ACE Construction. Wall Street Journal explains, “ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operations of the ACE Group, today announced the release of a white paper exploring the importance of ensuring a successful safety culture before the onset of a construction project. This new report explains how working with the right insurance and risk professionals, and investing in a strong safety culture can foster safer construction projects throughout their completed lifecycle.”

The article adds, “… [The] report explains that despite safety improvements, construction still remains one of the most dangerous industries. It discusses how fostering a successful safety culture is an investment that can provide real benefit only when initiated as a company-wide effort that entails commitment and participation from everyone involved.”

Although Robert M. Pope, New London safety professional, is encouraged by the new report and insight, he notes that there the future of construction safety, depends on how professionals begin to reexamine and define what is actually a successful level of care. “In the interest of continuous quality improvement, safety should be or become something that is so integrated into daily operations as to be invisible. Safety management must be integrated into the construction process long before it begins and all the way through to completion. A positive safety culture begins with senior management and must trickle down to every employee. Every company employee must see safety as an important part of doing business, so much so that good safety performance is the ‘norm’ and not the exception,” Robert M. Pope, New London safety professional, concludes.

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Robert M. Pope New London resident, is a leader within the field of safety having developed a strong and diverse career. From working as a Safety Engineer for the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill recovery in the 1980s to assisting with the development of the World Trade Center Memorial, Pope has shown a breadth of skill that has not only been appreciated across the country, but throughout the engineering and building industries as well. With such a refined approach to jobsite safety, Pope became motivated to found his own consulting and management firm known as ACS Solutions which was established in 2012.

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