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21st March

Parker Johnston has quite a safety story. Injuries, as a whole, have dropped a whopping 35% since 2006. That’s an enviable safety record that any roofing company would want to call their own. The first thing you notice when talking to Jay Beddows, Parker Johnston Industries Safety Practitioner and chief safety resource, is how quick he is to give credit to all levels of the organization for their success. He credits Rod Parker’s management style, the divisional superintendents for stepping up to the plate and most especially, the workers for embracing the safety program.

It wasn’t always so. Jay assumed this position in 2006 after working for Parker Johnston since 1992, first as a journeyman roofer and subsequently as a foreman. His operational experience, he learned, could be both an asset and a liability. The rudimentary … Read More »