Grantham Recognized By NASA Executive Safety Forum

By  //  August 17, 2013

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Going above and beyond normal safety procedures while working on a RUSH-LINK (RUSH's Service-Disabled, Veteran Owned, Small Business Joint Venture) project, Justin Grantham identified and reported a hazardous gas leak in a timely manner on two separate occasions while working on a project at the Kennedy Space Center. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Going above and beyond normal safety procedures while working on a RUSH-LINK (RUSH’s Service-Disabled, Veteran Owned, Small Business Joint Venture) project, Justin Grantham identified and reported a hazardous gas leak in a timely manner on two separate occasions while working on a project at the Kennedy Space Center. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA — General contractor RUSH Construction Superintendent Justin Grantham has been honored with a recognition award by NASA’s Executive Safety Forum.

RUSH Construction, Inc. puts a great emphasis on the importance of safety, with all of its Field Supervision holding current OSHA 30 Hour Certificates, numerous Construction Health and Safety Certifications, as well as Competent Person Training Cards. (Rush image)

RUSH Construction, Inc. puts a great emphasis on the importance of safety, with all of its Field Supervision holding current OSHA 30 Hour Certificates, numerous Construction Health and Safety Certifications, as well as Competent Person Training Cards. (Rush image)

Grantham is one of the few general contractor employees to be recognized in this way by NASA.

Going above and beyond normal safety procedures while working on a RUSH-LINK (RUSH’s Service-Disabled, Veteran Owned, Small Business Joint Venture) project, Grantham identified and reported a hazardous gas leak in a timely manner on two separate occasions while working on a project at the Kennedy Space Center.

Of the two gas leaks, the second, caused by a faulty valve, created the highest level of risk.  Grantham reported hearing an alarm sounding across the street at Florida Gas Station number 6. When he got within 50 feet of the station, he could smell the rotten egg odor that signifies a gas leak.

Of the two gas leaks, the second, caused by a faulty valve, created the highest level of risk. Grantham reported hearing an alarm sounding across the street at Florida Gas Station number 6. When he got within 50 feet of the station, he could smell the rotten egg odor that signifies a gas leak.

He then immediately called for an evacuation of the area and dialed the Kennedy Space Center 911 hotline to report the situation.

“After speaking with the 911 operator, URS safety Kevin Devlin and URS inspector John Henderson were notified of the gas leak location,” said Grantham.

“While our onsite personnel reported to the nearest Marshaling Area, number 5 and waited for the OK to return to site, Florida Gas had the leak fixed within two hours.”

RUSH Construction  puts a great emphasis on the importance of safety, with all of its field supervision holding current OSHA 30 hour certificates, numerous construction health and safety certifications, as well as competent person training cards.

RUSH and its joint ventures have received many safety awards in the past and maintain an aggressive safety program.

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