In recognition of National Construction Safety Week, we’re going to dive into Isaiah Christian’s role as our Safety Manager for Asphalt and Construction to find out how his leadership impacts our asphalt crews.
How does Isaiah support a high prioritized safety culture that exemplifies this year’s theme of Connected. Supported. Safe.?
Connected: His day starts by checking in on the road crews, shops, and asphalt plants.
Supported: He listens to and addresses any safety concerns employees share with him and keeps an eye out for improvement opportunities while in the field.
Safe: He proactively works to ensure our crews have the necessary tools and training.
Each crew in our market participated in the following courses this year:
- Work Zone Training
- Annual Refresher Training
- Smith System Driver Training
- Task Training
“Being a part of Boxley’s safety culture has completely changed my mindset. I was 19 years old when I came into the industry and still had a sense of immortality. However, the positions I’ve held, especially transitioning into the safety manager position, have exposed me to the real dangers we face daily,” Isaiah points out.
Isaiah’s Path to Safety Leadership
Boxley provides opportunities for career advancement, no matter what position you start in. Isaiah initially joined our asphalt division part-time as a laborer while attending college. Upon graduation, he came on board full-time as a Management Trainee. Through internal promotions, we had a vacancy in our Safety Department and Isaiah stepped up to the challenge.
Since joining Boxley’s team, Isaiah has become trained in OSHA 10, VDOT Sediment and Control, and state-certified for Virginia & North Carolina as a Traffic Control Supervisor. He is currently working on obtaining his CHSP (Certified Health and Safety Professional) certification.
If you have interest or questions about pursuing a career within the Summit Materials family, please reach out to Manisha Hall at (540) 777-7613.