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On-site Safety Representative Dylan Copas, recently obtained the Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) certification from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). The CHST is designed for individuals who demonstrate competency and work part-time or full-time in health and safety activities devoted to the prevention of construction illnesses and injuries. You must also have 3 years of experience in construction health or safety. Congratulations to Dylan for obtaining this certification!

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Employee Benefits Coordinator, Hanna Bohnert, recently completed all testing and requirements to obtain the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification. The PHR is for the HR professional who has experience with program implementation, has a tactical/logistical orientation, is accountable to another HR professional within the organization, and has responsibilities that focus on the HR department rather than the whole organization.

In order to become certified, Hanna had to meet strict professional experience and educational requirements before she could take the exam. To remain certified, she must stay current in the HR profession and recertify every three years.

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Please enjoy the latest issue of our company newsletter - the Robinson Report!

In this issue:

General Industry - Strengths Based Leadership
Featured Project -Robinson Renovates 230,000 Square-Foot Building for USPS in Ohio

Company News 
Employee News & Accomplishments
Community Activities & Events
On the Safe Side

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Robinson Construction recently earned the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Quality Management Systems (QMS) Certification for structural steel erection with endorsements for seismic and metal desk installation. The AISC QMS Certification sets the quality standard for the structural steel industry and is the most widely recognized national quality certification program for the industry.

To become certified, companies go through a rigorous initial evaluation and are subject to annual reviews. The evaluations require a comprehensive administrative review, documentation audit, and on-site audit to evaluate a company’s quality management system rather than just specific product inspection. The program focuses on the entire process of fabrication and erection – confirming that a company has the personnel, organization, experience, procedures, knowledge, equipment, and commitment to meet the AISC Standards.

Because the program requires participants to set goals and holds them accountable for all aspects of their organization, from management responsibility to employee training to material purchasing and handling to project specific erection and safety plans - participants will continually improve over time. According to QC Manager Willy Oldham, “Robinson’s goal is to build quality structures from the start by focusing on preventing errors rather than correcting them after the fact. By pre-planning and quality tracking, we can reduce re-work, which is beneficial to all parties involved. AISC certified contractors are held to the strictest standards of quality and safety, which means our customers can rest assured that we not only know the way things should be done, but that we are actually doing them that way.”

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On-site Safety Representative Jim Oldham has completed the requirements for national certification as a Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC). The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) awards this certification to individuals who meet the rigorous experience and education requirements, including passing a comprehensive examination. The examination covers the body of knowledge supervisors must have to carry-out their safety-related supervisory responsibilities and includes subjects such as hazard recognition and analysis, personal protective equipment, regulatory compliance and incident investigations.

The STSC certification is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. Those who earn the STSC Certification are recognized as having met demanding, peer-established competency requirements in supervision. A STSC must recertify every five years to maintain this certification.

The STSC certification program is operated by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Established in 1969, BCSP has nationally recognized credentials in the safety, health, and environment accredited professional and para-professional certifications. The BCSP is located in Champaign, Illinois.

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On-site Safety Representatives Sarah Pike and Donovan Tilk have completed the requirements for national certification as a Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC). The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) awards this certification to individuals who meet the rigorous experience and education requirements, including passing a comprehensive examination. The examination covers the body of knowledge supervisors must have to carry-out their safety-related supervisory responsibilities and includes subjects such as hazard recognition and analysis, personal protective equipment, regulatory compliance and incident investigations.

The STSC certification is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies. Those who earn the STSC Certification are recognized as having met demanding, peer-established competency requirements in supervision. A STSC must recertify every five years to maintain this certification.

The STSC certification program is operated by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Established in 1969, BCSP has nationally recognized credentials in the safety, health, and environment accredited professional and para-professional certifications. The BCSP is located in Champaign, Illinois.

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Andrew DeClue, IT Assistant, recently completed the A+ Certification, which demonstrates proficiency with computer hardware and operating systems. Andrew was required to demonstrate his knowledge by passing an examination on several IT related topics, as well as installing and configuring multiple types of operating systems. The exam also addresses security, the fundamentals of cloud computing, and operational procedures.

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Eugene Besand, Corporate Safety Director for Robinson Construction, has completed all requirements for the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) Certification. This highly respected certification is awarded by BCSP to individuals who meet eligibility criteria and experience in the safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) discipline, and have passed an examination.

Safety issues have become more complex and today’s safety professional must continually be better qualified. BCSP credential holders are among the most highly trained, educated, and experienced individuals in the safety field. Having achieved a BCSP certification shows that the individual has mastered the core competency required for professional safety practice. BCSP’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Turnbeaugh, CSP, CET, comments that “It is critical to maintain competent individuals within the SH&E industry because of the impact they have on the safety of workers and the public.” A certificant must re-certify every five years to maintain a certification.
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Hanna Moldenhauer, Employee Benefits Coordinator for Robinson Construction Company, has completed the HRcertification.com Cafeteria Plan Training & Certification Program and earned the Certified Cafeteria Plan Administrator designation.

Upon completion of the program, Moldenhauer was required to pass an examination to earn the Certified Cafeteria Plan Administrator designation, which demonstrates that she is properly trained and up to date on the complex issues involved with administration of the Section 125 Cafeteria Plan. According to HRcertification.com, Section 125 Cafeteria Plans are one of the most-used benefits offered by employers in the United States, yet they are often among the hardest to design and administer because of the numerous design and reimbursement options and the complexity of handling reimbursement requests.

About HRcertification.com
Since 1994, HRcertification.com has provided training and certification programs for HR Professionals. They provide seminars, webinars, and online training & certification programs for FMLA, ADA, COBRA, Payroll, Cafeteria Plans, Retirement Plans, and other regulatory areas with federally mandated compliance requirements. Used by thousands of companies, large and small, their courses are written by industry experts and reviewed by Instructional Designers.
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Jonathan Winston, Senior Estimator for Robinson Construction Company, has earned the Certified Estimating Professional (CEP) designation from AACE International. This prominent designation recognizes Winston’s knowledge and experience in the construction industry.

According to the AACE, a CEP is a professional with vital expertise to contribute to the economic evaluation of potential projects by supporting the development of budgets, project resource requirements, and value engineering. By applying the estimating body of knowledge, the CEP estimates costs of a determined scope in order to advise management on project funding decisions.

AACE offers independent, accredited certifications to experienced and qualified professionals. AACE certificate holders have demonstrated their knowledge and experiences by successfully passing a rigorous examination process. Winston joins an elite group of over 3,000 AACE certified professionals and is one of only 246 individuals worldwide listed in AACE’s certified directory as having the CEP designation.

About AACE International
Since 1956, AACE International has been the leading-edge professional society for project managers, cost estimators, cost engineers, schedulers, and project controls specialists. AACE is the largest organization serving the entire spectrum of project management professionals. AACE is industry independent, and has members in 80 countries. AACE International: The Authority for Total Cost Management. For additional information on AACE International, please visit www.aacei.org or contact AACE International Headquarters at +1.304.2968444.
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