Preparing for every and any on-site situation.

An Education with Everyone in Mind

J.D. Long Masonry believes that one of the best methods for preventing injuries and property loss is continuous education of employees at all levels of the company. This education takes place during formal and informal training sessions conducted at the jobsites and in classroom settings.

Beginning with Basics

Training begins at the most basic level with newly hired personnel. Every J.D. Long Masonry employee application contains information detailing the expectations of our workers and the practices they are expected to follow. They are also notified of the availability of chemical information for the products they may use in the course of working with J.D. Long Masonry. Each foreman is responsible for ensuring that their workers understand and abide by company policies and procedures. Safe work practices are reinforced through weekly "toolbox" talks each foreman reviews with their personnel. Written materials provided to the field personnel are frequently translated into Spanish to accommodate our work force.

Preparing our Leaders

In order to prepare our field supervisors for the responsibility of controlling the multitude of hazards they may face, additional formalized training is a requirement. The site foremen are required to have completed the following minimum training and maintain the applicable certifications:

  • OSHA 10-hour Construction Safety Course
  • Rough Terrain Forklift Operations and Safety
  • First Aid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Foremen are also provided training during monthly meetings conducted at the main office. Recent events or situations are often presented to encourage creative problem solving and development of alternative methods of dealing with different situations. In addition to in-house trainers, guest speakers are invited to cover topics such as fall protection, scaffold erection, powder-actuated tools, FRACO platforms, injury prevention, and injury management.

All employees are encouraged to continuously expand their knowledge. It is our belief that an educated worker is a more productive and safer worker.

For more information on our training programs, contact our safety director Pat Evinger.