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Shapiro & Duncan Hires New Safety Director

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Dedicated to providing cutting-edge mechanical solutions – including pre-construction, engineering, construction, design-build, fabrication, installation and maintenance services, Shapiro & Duncan, an AGC of Metropolitan Washington D.C., announces its new safety director, Guillermo Mendoza. Mendoza directs all safety initiatives, ensuring that clients always receive the highest quality work product delivered in well supervised and safe environment by construction professionals. 

"I am excited to be working with a team who values safety and has adopted key preventive methods for a safe work environment. My objective is to enhance the safety culture at Shapiro & Duncan and ensure that ourworkers will always see safety as a solution to protect themselves and their coworkers, and not just an obligation to follow rules," says Mendoza.  

With 18 years of experience in the construction industry, Mendoza brings a lot of knowledge, experience and technical skills to the Shapiro & Duncan Safety Team. Mendoza plans to implement strategies to help achieve a 100 percent injury and accident-free workplace by reinforcing the strongest safety and control approaches such as;  
  • Safety training and continual education; 
  • Three dedicated full time safety professionals frequently monitoring jobsites; 
  • Requiring OSHA 10 hours certification for ALL field employees and OSHA 30 hours certification for all site supervisors; 
  • Conducting "tool box talks" weekly and covering emergency preparedness monthly, as part of the safety education program on each jobsite; 
  • Running hazard assessments to identify areas that might need improvement before the incidents occur; and 
  • Rewarding employees through safety incentives. 
As of 2017, Shapiro & Duncan’s EMR reached an all-time low, dropping from .78 to .70 in a five-year stretch. The company attributes these numbers to the rigorous safety measures it has reinforced over the last decade. Their EMR has exceeded the industry average by 16-30 percent since 2008 and is currently at its all-time low. With the valuable addition of Mendoza to the safety management team, Shapiro & Duncan is committed more than ever to providing their employees with the skills they need to work safely and productively.

S&D is a "Mechanical Solutions Provider of Choice" for commercial, government and institutional customers throughout the D.C. metro area for mechanical construction, design-build and traditional projects, as well as equipment replacement and 24/7 service.  A third generation family business, Shapiro & Duncan since 1976 has established a track record of dependability and innovation that has consistently enabled the company to deliver high value and efficient mechanical infrastructure to its customers. The company also provides well-documented mechanical solutions utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM) to ensure prompt delivery of each and every project. Shapiro & Duncan also promotes state-of-the-art quality, coordination and sustainability prefabricating mechanical and plumbing assemblies for all projects from their manufacturing plant in Landover. Design, Build, and Sustain are the guidelines for the mechanical solutions that Shapiro & Duncan provides on every project.  To learn more about the company of Shapiro & Duncan visit www.shapiroandduncan.com  or call (301) 315-6260.

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