Southern Industrial Helps in Production of Safety Video

Thu September 13, 2007 - Southeast Edition

The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA), an international trade organization, recently featured Southern Industrial Constructors and Southern Crane in new training videos on workplace safety.

Southern Industrial offered the SC&RA free use of its facilities, employees and equipment to produce the video, which will be used by member companies to educate and train their workers.

This is the third time Southern Industrial has offered its services to the SC&RA for the purposes of producing training videos.

“Safety is a top priority for us here at Southern Industrial and Southern Crane, so we gladly support industry-wide efforts to educate and train workers about this important issue,” said Earl Johnson Jr., chairman. “And we are flattered that the SC&RA feels our own internal safety program reflects the industry’s high standard for safety excellence.”

The filming of three separate videos occurred over two days at Southern Industrial’s headquarters in Raleigh. Five to eight Southern Industrial employees will provide technical advice and safety tips for work involving crane-suspended work platforms, aerial work platforms and hazard communication.

Southern Industrial recently received a “Rigging Job of the Year” award from SC&RA. The award, given in the $150,000-job-and-under category, was earned for its work replacing a condenser at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s cogeneration power plant.

Founded in 1962, Southern Industrial Constructors and its wholly owned company, Southern Crane, provide a wide range of services throughout the Southeast, including turnkey industrial construction, industrial electrical construction, turnkey plant installations and relocations, plant maintenance, specialized metal fabrication, and turnkey crane and rigging service.

Because of its safety record, Southern Industrial is among the few companies in the state recognized as a STAR contractor by the N.C. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Division.

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