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.
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
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
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