Tweet/Garot: as Safe as It Gets

Feb. 3, 2009
Attributes results to Zero Injury program

Tweet/Garot Mechanical of Green Bay, Wisconsin has attained its greatest safety milestone, working 4.5 million safe hours without a lost-time incident. This achievement occurred in January and spans a 6-1/2 year period beginning in June of 2002.

Tweet/Garot has received commendations by the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin (AGC) for 12 straight years, the Wisconsin Safety Council Award for thirteen years, as well as continued recognition by Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA),
and SMACNA (Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association). These awards were achieved based on an OSHA incident rate significantly lower than their industry average.

Tweet/Garot introduced its ZERO INJURY program in January, 2004, which raised the expectations of all employees to promote safety awareness proactively. Tweet/Garot CEO/President, Tim Howald, Director of Risk Management, Chris Warren, and Safety Director, Gabe Gutenberger, attribute Tweet/Garot’s safety success to the efforts involved in its ZERO INJURY program, and the “relentless safety dedication” of its employees.

Tweet/Garot Mechanical is one of the innovative, pro-active contractors who have signed a voluntary partnership with the Wisconsin Paper Council (WPC) and The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). This partnership includes the “10-Plus Program” of 16 hours of awareness training and 20 safety topics for Tweet/Garot employees working for paper mill facility customers.