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Raleigh, NC, United States, 2009/01/27 - Daniel P. Erwin has been appointed corporate safety director and risk manager at Southern Industrial Constructors and Southern Crane, full-service industrial contractors.
In his new capacity, Erwin oversees all aspects of risk management in order to maintain a safe working environment.
His specific responsibilities include performing safety audits, managing workers’ compensation and emergency preparedness issues, and maintaining safety records for regulatory agencies. Erwin also conducts safety training for employees.
“Daniel shares Southern Industrial’s and Southern Crane’s strong commitment to keeping our employees safe,” said Earl Johnson III, president of Southern Crane. “He brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to his job, and I know he’ll help us maintain our excellent record of workplace safety. I am delighted he has joined us.”
Erwin earned his master’s degree in occupational safety from East Carolina University and holds his Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification.
An OSHA 500 authorized instructor for construction-industry occupational health and safety, Erwin has served as an OSHA safety trainer for both the North Carolina and South Carolina departments of labor. Fluent in written and spoken Spanish, Erwin also has translated several OSHA documents on behalf of the N.C. Department of Labor. He is chairman of the safety committee for the Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas.
Erwin is recognized as a certified mobile crane inspector by the Crane Institute of America, and as a certified tower crane inspector by the North American Crane Bureau. He is a certified master trainer with the National Center for Construction Education and Research.
After more than 46 years of business, Southern Industrial Constructors and Southern Crane have made “Working Together Safely” the cornerstone of their operations. The companies serve as industry and community leaders, taking pride in providing their services with safety, integrity, quality workmanship and responsive customer care.
Founded in 1962, Southern Industrial provides a wide range of services throughout the Southeast, including turnkey industrial construction, industrial electrical construction, turnkey plant installations and relocations, turnkey rigging and plant maintenance service, and specialized metal fabrication.
Southern Crane (southernindustrial.com) provides state-of-the-art crane and rigging services, and has been a leader in a national safety movement to encourage the certification of all crane operators. All of Southern Crane’s operators are CCO certified.
Because of their exemplary safety records, both Southern Industrial and Southern Crane are among the few companies in North Carolina recognized as STAR contractors by the N.C. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Division.