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Congratulations to our Honor Coin Recipients

In late May, we hosted six different Make it Happen events across the Midwest and Southeast. We celebrated the accomplishments of our team members and our growth across the country.

Among the many handshakes, atta’ boys, and stories shared…one thing rings loud and clear: Kent Companies is in the people business.

Our people are our first priority, and we’re thankful you share your skills with us every day. The future is very bright at Kent Companies, and we’ll always be the best place for people who want to work hard and be a part of something big.

Congratulations to Phil Shafer, Jake Smit and Bob Despres on your recognition with a Kent Companies Honor Coin.

 

 

Open Enrollment: Now through June 30

Open enrollment for medical, dental and insurance benefits is now through June 30th. To add or change benefits, please contact Human Resources right away. These contacts are available to answer your questions.

  • Grand Rapids, Traverse City, St. Louis: Sarah Miller
  • Redford: Liz Schwendemann
  • Ohio: Laura Armstrong
  • Southeast: Crystal McLaughlin
  • Texas: Tanya Escobedo

 

Nominations Open Now through June 13th

When you were new, who took you under their wing? Who helped you find your way?

Mentors are important at every stage in your career. They’re especially important for new members of our team.

Pathfinders help our team become successful and fully engaged in Kent Companies culture. They remember what it’s like to be new on the job, and they want to help others find success.

Do you want to make a positive impact on a new hire at Kent Companies?

Nominations are open now through June 13th for the 2019 Pathfinder program. Pathfinder/Mentee matches will last from June-November. We will announce match-ups with new hires and hold a kick-off program soon.

Click here to apply to become a Pathfinder or to nominate a colleague for the Pathfinder program.

For questions, contact Chris Fennema or call 616-534-4909.

 

Division 1810 – Foreman, Facilities Services

Kent Companies is looking to grow our Facility Services division by adding a motivated, highly skilled individual with concrete experience in a foreman type role. Facility Services specializes in completing new and renovation projects for industrial, manufacturing, commercial and residential customers. Individuals will work directly with owners and project managers on a daily basis. They will direct field operations on their job to complete daily goals with an emphasis on SAFETY, PRODUCTIVITY, QUALITY AND CUSTOMER SERVICE.

Preferred Experience:

  • 4 years of concrete construction experience
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Proven experience with leading and motivating teams
  • Valid driver’s license

Please see Mindy Curtiss or Sarah Miller in HR if you are interested in applying!

Application Deadline:  Monday, June 10, 2019

 

What is a JSA?

A Job Safety Analysis/Safety Task Analysis is a procedure that applies accepted safety and health principles and practices into a task or job operation to make it safer. Most General Contractors today require the daily/weekly use of a JSA/STA. If we are not using a GC’s form of JSA/STA, we should be using our own at least on a weekly basis, or more frequently as required by our contract.

What are the basic steps for conducting a Job Safety Analysis?

  • Break down the job into identifiable steps
  • Identify the hazards
  • Evaluate the hazards
  • Recommend safe procedures and protection measures

Hazards to Focus On:

  • Sharp edges
  • Fall hazards
  • Potential for being caught in between
  • Worker posture/balance (Ergonomics)
  • “Struck by” or “caught between” hazards
  • Suspended loads
  • Environmental hazards

Control methods for hazards include elimination, substitution, engineering controls, administrative controls and PPE. Contact your Safety Manager for support on JSAs and implementing control methods for your job site.

Go RED!