Joseph Whiteman, CSP, ASP, CHST, La Quinta, CA, has been named manager of safety services for the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO. This is a new position for this organization. “Safety has always been one of the foundations of ASCC, “says Mike Schneider, council director of ASCC’s Safety & Risk Management Council (SRMC). “It makes sense that we would create this position to lead the association’s safety messaging and communicate with members on this critical topic.”
Most recently Whiteman was senior safety manager, Morley Builders Inc., San Diego Region. He had held that position for five years. Prior to working for Morley he was project safety manager for Indian Wells Golf Resort for two years and a safety manager for Turner Construction in southern California from 2003-2009. He served as a director on the SRMC board for the past three years.
Whiteman received an Associate of Science degree in Environmental Technology – Occupational Health and Safety from Cuyamaca College, El Cajon, CA. He has his Associate Safety Professional (ASP) designation, his Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) designation and his Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification. Whiteman served as a scout team leader with Alpha Co., 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, United States Marine Corps. He received a Presidential Unit Citation, a National Defense Medal and a Purple Heart.
ASCC’s manager of safety services is responsible for overseeing all Safety and Risk Management activites of the organization. He will also be the safety voice for ASCC in verbal and written communication, provide safety support for members and the organization, and develop programming and member resources to benefit concrete contractors and the industry.
The SRMC is a specialty council dedicated to making ASCC contractors the safest in the industry. The council board consists of safety and insurance professionals from all aspects of the concrete contracting industry. The group meets three times a year and spends countless additional hours overseeing safety matters for the organization. Council activities include publication development, review and monitoring of ASCC events and materials for safety compliance, member education, maintaining a safety awards program, and staffing a safety hotline.
The American Society of Concrete Contractors is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of those who build with concrete, and to providing them a unified voice in the construction industry. Members include concrete contracting firms, manufacturers, suppliers and others interested in the concrete industry such as architects, specifiers and distributors. There are approximately 750 member companies in the United States and 12 foreign countries. For more information, visit www.ascconline.org or call the ASCC office at (866) 788-2722.