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Step Up for Safety 2020

STEPPING UP for Our 2020 Annual Safety Meeting

Or How Gathering In Pittsburgh Was Informative and Fun

Menard Group USA employees came from all over the country to gather in Pittsburgh on February 7th and 8th at the Annual Safety Meeting. This annual event brings together our entire talented team - from laborers, welders, and operators - to accountants, engineers, and administrators - with the goal of continued safety training to promote our strong safety culture.

Seth Pearlman, CEO of Menard Group USA, opens the meeting by laying out his vision for the company with a State of the Union address to the entire team

The Safety theme was heard throughout the first day of training. Topics of break out sessions included safe rigging fundamentals, safe equipment practices, mindfulness for stress reduction and risk management training.

The hard work and dedication of our job site leaders to continuously develop our safety culture was on full display at this year’s safety meeting. We have a lot of new employees who fit in so well to the culture we built, that you would have thought they’ve been here since the first annual meeting.
Zachary Leghart, Menard Group USA Safety Manager

Following the breakout sessions , the team welcomed guest speaker Joel Feldman, founder of, who lost his daughter, Casey, to a distracted driver. Joel spoke about his mission for all drivers to work together to end Distracted Driving in order to keep us all safe on the roads. His profound and heartfelt message hit home with the entire Menard Group USA team and touched everyone on a personal level.

Safety Champs: Kyle Farrar, Todd Risner, Cody Inman, and Scott Forrester

Awards were given to our four 2019 Safety Champions with Scott Forrester bringing home the coveted Safety Boot Award!

Awards were also presented to the Green Idea Winners, Justin Labrozzi -1st place, Jason Powers - 2nd place and Mark Bibby - 3rd place. The Green Idea Awards were based on the concept of encouraging all employees to think about how the company can minimize waste, save resources, and reduce our carbon footprint as we go about our work.

Congrats to all the Winners!

Engineering MeNERDS like to Walk Like an Egyptian!

The Safety Dance was a big hit! 

After a long day of training and guest speakers, the group enjoyed a fantastic dinner followed by the local Pittsburgh band, Totally 80's.

Saturday was filled with more safety training and guest speakers including Mobilization, Demobilization, Utilities One Call, Risk Perception, Quality, and Drug Awareness.

The day wrapped up with Wildly Different Team Building Games including company trivia, a giant game of rock-paper-scissors, speed bingo and spoon flipping!

Winners of the Wildly Different Games!

All of Menard Group USA signed the 2020 Safety Pledge!

Brrrrr! Menard Group USA braved the cold for a group photo! Most said they are hoping for a warmer destination next year!

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