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May 19, 2023

Construction Manager Under 100,000 Worker Hours

Photo courtesy of Centennial Contractors Enterprises
At Centennial, safety is the No. 1 core value in keeping all industry personnel safe.

Centennial Contractors Enterprises

To support the construction industry and promote safety during its outreach events, Centennial provides safety training to new subcontractors, as well as existing, as part of these events. For its existing trade partners, Centennial invites them to attend its lunch-and-learns and other safety-specific training. This training can include first aid/CPR/AED, electrical safety, jobsite hazard analysis and OSHA 30.

As a commitment to its trade partners, Centennial provides these different training courses at no cost. This allows Centennial to maintain a proactive approach to safety within the construction industry while creating a safety culture that extends beyond its project sites. Centennial mentors smaller trade partners on business and safety, so they can use that knowledge as they grow as contractors. The safety and business knowledge gained while working with Centennial will help guide workers toward a safe and inclusive working environment for years beyond.

Centennial also maintains and updates its website that allows access to safety plans, templates, and company HSEQ polices that subcontractors and clients can access for safety-related materials and support.

Centennial supports the growth and development of college students wanting to go into the construction field by providing internships. Typically, each year Centennial will hire approximately two to three individuals to work with its team in the Seattle and Fort Lewis offices. Each intern spends time working with project management and field staff. This allows each intern to obtain a basic understanding of the different phases that a construction project undergoes.

A typical internship usually lasts three months, with some interns returning to work during holiday breaks and some receiving offers to come aboard after graduations.

As part of the internship process, interns are trained in the Centennial HSEQ program. The interns are offered safety training classes that can range from CPR/first aid to other OSHA-related classes. Once the intern has received the basic HSEQ training, the intern is able to perform site visits with supervision.

One of the great benefits of the intern being out in the field is to see first-hand why safety is the No. 1 core value in keeping all industry personnel safe. Interns are a part of the safety process, from inception to completion of the project. The intern also learns why the environmental and quality side is so important as it relates to worker safety. The interns are also able to get a sense of why safety is a team effort.

In the office and on the project site, the intern is able to experience why safety and inclusion is so important. At the end of the workday, every employee goes home to their family and loved ones safe and has the right to be in a work environment that ensures safety, equity and fosters a culture of inclusion.

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