Gaston Electrical Participates In 2018 National Construction Safety Week

Gaston Electrical Co., Inc., a leading electrical services contractor in New England and an AGC of Massachusetts member, recently took part in the 2018 National Construction Safety Week from May 7-11. The annual construction safety event, organized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), united over 80 large construction firms to promote industry-wide education and awareness while discussing the importance of making safe decisions on the jobsite. 

National Construction Safety Week invites construction companies to speak with their employees about jobsite safety through programs such as toolbox talks, policy reviews and equipment inspections. 2018 marked Gaston’s fourth year as a participant – highlighting the company’s commitment to ensuring safe work environments for employees, project partners and end users. 

Throughout the busy week, Rick Coakley, corporate safety director at Gaston, visited over 20 active jobsites while leading discussions on ladder safety, proper usage, and daily inspection protocols. Rick was also joined by Mike Weber, Gaston Principal, Nina Radzim, director of human resources, and Tim West, director of marketing. Highlights of the week included visits to some of Gaston’s larger jobsites including 250 North Street at Cambridge Crossing, AMGEN in Kendall Square, the first-ever Residence Halls at UMass Boston, The Auerbach Center / Boston Celtics Practice Facility at Boston Landing and Wayfair in Copley Square.  

"We take pride in our corporate safety culture, so we’re continuously working to improve conditions and practices in the field," said Coakley. "National Safety Week is a unique opportunity to pause, focus on safe practices and foster further educational discussion with our most important asset – our skilled team. We’re also able to spotlight this commitment to safety with our clients – as many of these leading general contractors and fellow subcontractors share in the common mission to create safer workplaces for all."

Gaston Electrical provides expert electrical contracting services to the commercial, institutional, life-sciences, hospitality and retail markets in New England. Headquartered in Massachusetts, Gaston collaborates with clients and partners to deliver innovative solutions for complex construction, service and technology infrastructure projects. Since the company’s inception in 1934, management and skilled field electricians have built trust through best-in-class practices, quality workmanship, safety protocols and reliability. For more information, visit