Madison Concrete Construction – a leading concrete construction firm serving the greater Philadelphia region – has hired John Jakimowicz as the new Safety Director. With more than 37 years of experience in the field, Jakimowicz has spent the past 15 years as a Safety Coordinator specializing in on-site safety management for large scale projects. Some of these projects include the Resorts World New York Casino, Expansion of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, IRS Post Office Renovation, Chester County Prison Expansion and numerous PHA Housing projects.
In his new role with Madison Concrete Construction, he will be responsible for reviewing site specific safety requirements at preconstruction meetings, safety training and orientation, developing jobsite emergency evacuation plans and conducting safety audits, accident investigation documentation, and weekly safety meetings.
Jakimowicz has numerous hours of OSHA safety training completed and is skilled in CPR/First Aid, fall protection and soft tissue injury prevention. In addition, he is a New York Fire Department Fire Safety Manager and is testing soon for the Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST) certification. He attended Northeast Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Pa., and holds an associate degree from Philadelphia Community College.
“We don’t see safety as a goal, but as a way of conducting business and protecting our greatest resource, our employees,” said Jim Dolente, Jr., president of Madison Concrete. “Safety starts with training and requires consistency. We are proud to be recognized in the local construction industry as a contractor that strives to provide a safe working environment for our employees and the employees of other trades that may be working in close proximity to us.”