CIEDA Promotes Safety
Every month, the staff gathers for a safety meeting, led by Training and Development Coordinator Jemison Cunningham. CIEDA also runs safety slides at all seven properties it manages to remind workers to take precautions to ensure a safe work environment. These are fun and informative ways to stay alert and safe without management always bringing up issues, Cunningham said.
In addition to safety meetings, the procurement department also has regular training and safety courses for its teams. Under the direction of Wes Woodruff, teams are overseen by James Agerton and Duke Bradley.
“Our employees go through a considerable number of hours of training to stay on top of safety issues,” Woodruff said. “We are also in compliance with OSHA guidelines and regulations and take great measures to stay that way.”
Woodruff said he and Cunningham attend an OSHA seminar each year to learn updated and new regulations to implement at CIEDA properties.
“A lot of our employees work with heavy equipment,” Woodruff said. “It’s important that we train properly and wear the right safety equipment to avoid any injuries or health conditions that might occur.”
By Jen Peake
CIEDA Marketing Specialist