Valcourt forms leadership committee to interpret OSHA’s new safety laws
McLean, VA — In response to the new OSHA laws on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment, Valcourt has established a dedicated leadership committee that will interpret the 500+ pages of revised regulations and supporting documentation in order to educate and support their customers and workers.
“The new laws will significantly impact the window-cleaning industry, as well as other service industries,” explained President/CEO Jeff Valcourt. “OSHA will also strictly enforce these changes, so we want to assure our customers that we are taking this issue very seriously. Our team has been reviewing the documentation and are developing a comprehensive plan to support our customers in the coming months.”
With over 100 years of combined experience, Valcourt’s dedicated leadership committee is comprised of some of the industry’s foremost experts in safety and compliance, including Jeff Valcourt, COO Jon Capon, Divisional VP Jason Robertson, General Manager Josh Wing, and SafeSite Managers Chris Duffy and Jose Turcios. Members of the leadership committee have also served on the A39, A-120, A-41 and I-14 standards writing committees.
“As one of the nation’s premier service providers, we have a depth of resources dedicated to many highly specialized areas,” stated Jon Capon. “Three years ago, our own Jason Robertson created the industry’s most comprehensive risk-management department, SafeSite Advantage. The department is dedicated to providing our customers with safety and compliance support. It will be a highly valuable asset in assisting our customers and workers during this transition — however, it is clear that even more resources will be necessary to properly provide support with these changes.”
While the 500+ pages of information, rationale and revised code will require some time to thoroughly review, Valcourt is confident that the committee will gain a deep understanding of the new laws and its implications to both building owners and service providers. With dedicated resources and extensive experience, Valcourt is uniquely positioned to assist property managers and building owners, and determine the specific solutions that meet the requirements.
“We’re committed to making our clients’ lives easier,” says Capon. “For over 30 years, we have prided ourselves at being at the forefront of safe and compliant practices. And this time will be no exception.”
About Valcourt Building Services
Valcourt Building Services serves the East Coast of the United States, with ten offices from Northern New Jersey to Florida. Founded in 1986 in Arlington, Virginia, Valcourt’s Window Cleaning division is now the largest window-cleaner in the country. Valcourt’s Waterproofing and Restoration division provides comprehensive exterior maintenance solutions.
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