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July 30, 2015


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Speaking Up About Safety Leads

to Recognition

Steve Clemons Safety Emp May
Steve Clemons (center) receives safety recognition at the SL staff meeting from District Engineer Greg Horn (left) and Safety & Health Manager Scott Melton (right) on July 28.

Commonly known as a quiet maintenance worker, Steve Clemons, is anything but when it comes to speaking up about safety in his building. His constant safety reminders, identifying potential hazards and concern for his coworkers’ environment has earned him safety recognition for May.

Clemons works in the Bellefontaine maintenance building and was nominated for the Safety Employee of the Month recognition by his supervisor, Anthony Carusa.

At the beginning of his workday, Clemons provides his safety input when planning the crews' day of operations during risk base assessments.  He is usually the first to recognize potential workplace hazards and report them.

Clemons has built rapport with the mechanics because of his passion to keep the fleet equipment safe and running smoothly. He makes sure his co-workers understand how to properly clean and maintain the sweeper after each use and dedicates time each day for post maintenance.

“Steve makes it clear that keeping himself and his co-workers safe is his main priority. His passion for safety shows through his work ethic and he is truly deserving of this recognition,” said Carusa.

In addition to the recognition, Clemons will receive a safety PPE bag, two hours of paid time off and a Safety Employee of the Month certificate.

 
Around the District.....
Voice of SL June Food Drive
Some Voice of SL members sit behind results from their food drive held within the district for the month of June. The food drive collected more than 2,000 pounds of food for the local food pantries within the SL region.
Bridge HH Franklin County
Maintenance workers complete the repairs on the Route HH bridge in Franklin County. The bridge closed April 8 due to erosion and reopened Friday, July 24.



 

 

 
 
 

For more info

Marie Elliott
Communications Manager
St. Louis District
314-453-1807
Marie.Elliott@modot.mo.gov

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