Awards & Recognition, Safety & Environment

Dave Jones, Mid-Atlantic Safety Manager, wins Prestigious Safety Award

“Passionate,” “tenacious” and “driven” are just a few of the terms coworkers used to describe Dave Jones, Mid-Atlantic Safety Manager.

In August 2021, Dave received the 2021 Certified Health and Safety Technician (CHST) Award of Excellence after being nominated by a former coworker whom he mentored at a previous job.

Throughout his time at Flatiron, Dave has made a vast impact on the safety program, perpetuating a safe, thriving environment for each and every employee.

“I have known Dave Jones professionally for 25 years. His main goal has always been upholding the health and safety of his employees,” says Larry Purvis, Health and Safety Manager. “His guidance in the Mid-Atlantic division has immensely unified and strengthened the safety program. While he is an outstanding safety professional, I have found him to be an even better man and friend.”

Sponsored by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Dave was selected to receive this award based on his outstanding leadership, knowledgeable expertise and commitment to the advancement of the safety, health and environmental profession.

“It is always exciting and reassuring when an external organization with the prestige of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals recognizes one of your peers for his/her contributions to the profession,” says Rob Lopez, Director of Corporate Health and Safety.  “Dave has collected a wealth of knowledge and experience in his time as a safety manager, and he gives freely of himself to ensure others have the opportunity to develop their own careers.  Dave is a lifetime learner who remains steadfast in his conviction to protect the health and safety of workers in our industry.  I am proud to work alongside Dave. There is nobody more deserving of this recognition.”

For Dave, safety extends far beyond his team. From field workers, to divisional leaders, Dave educates each and every employee on all things safety.

“In the three years I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dave, he has always demonstrated his extensive knowledge and extreme passion, not just as a safety professional, but as a Flatiron leader,” says John Hendrickson, Area Operations Manager. “Dave has always been there for me with answers, suggestions, feedback and support. While being an integral part of our district, David’s ability to always strive to be better, coupled with his tenacity, passion, and wisdom makes him a true leader. Congratulations on receiving this prestigious award!”

At the center of Flatiron’s core values, safety will always be the most important component of our work. Jim Schneiderman, VP Mid-Atlantic Operations says, “Dave is such a great ambassador for safety, and I’m so happy to see him receive this well-deserved recognition from his peers.”

For additional information about the Board of Certified Safety Professionals Awards of Excellence please visit, The BCSP Awards of Excellence | Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

Thank you, Dave, for your ongoing commitment to Flatiron’s safety program, and congratulations on the well-deserved accolade!

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