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Who We Are

The Coalition for Construction Safety (CCS) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to the elimination of construction and facilities maintenance jobsite injuries and illnesses with the ultimate objective of returning construction and maintenance workers home to their families, friends and communities free from harm.

CCS works to make our industry better and safer. All members, program participants, and volunteers help us achieve that goal.

CCS is a cross-section of the entire industry: the networking opportunities in CCS cannot be replicated in any other association.

Mission

CCS is dedicated to the elimination of construction and facilities maintenance jobsite injuries and illnesses with the ultimate objective of returning construction and maintenance workers home to their families, friends, and communities free from harm.

History

CCS was founded as the Metro Indianapolis Coalition for Construction Safety (CCS) by a group of construction leaders to improve safety in Central Indiana. Today, the organization has expanded its footprint beyond that market and is now on jobsites in several different states so the Board of Directors dropped the “MI” to better reflect our membership and our reach.

Core Values

CCS core values are put into action by:

  • Ensuring that all stakeholders are fully represented by the organization without regard to size, status as signatory to a collective bargaining agreement, or industry sector.  CCS seeks the involvement of all stakeholders including owners, general contractors, subcontractors, collectively organized and merit shop workers, designers, and regulators that constitute the construction and facilities maintenance community.  CCS believes, that through this safety-minded coalition of stakeholders, we can accomplish our mission.
  • Being the leader for construction and facilities maintenance safety.  CCS believes that by striving to be the area leader in construction and facilities maintenance safety, and by leveraging the resources and influence of our stakeholders, we can improve the overall safety performance within the construction and facilities maintenance community.
  • Promoting a work environment that is free from substance abuse.  CCS believes that a drug and alcohol free workplace is essential in obtaining an injury free jobsite and is one of the primary objectives of the association. CCS will proactively establish programs that combat substance abuse via a testing and validation process of onsite workers.
  • Providing learning and educational opportunities related to construction and facilities maintenance safety.  CCS believes that advancing the safety, occupational health, and regulatory knowledge of our stakeholders helps to improve the safety-related performance on the jobsite.  CCS will actively seek out and provide for educational opportunities for our stakeholders.
  • Establishing the criteria for safety programs to be utilized by the stakeholders to improve their own safety programs.  CCS believes that by establishing the criteria for safety programs it helps to ensure continuity in how workplace hazards are recognized, evaluated, and controlled from jobsite to jobsite.
  • Establishing minimum levels for safety performance via a contractor certification program.  CCS believes that by establishing and promoting minimum levels of acceptable safety performance and certifying contractors to those levels, owners and others sourcing contractor services can be assured that the contractor has an established and effective safety program.

Recognizing those stakeholders that standout among their peers with respect to their safety performance and innovation.  CCS believes that by recognizing the successes of our stakeholders we can uplift the safety performance of the construction and facilities maintenance community through the spirit of competition and the sharing of best practices.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Marty Wood

I.U. Health

(317) 962-9623

Steve Bestard

Messer Construction

(317) 863-3382

Matt Barnes

Shiel Sexton

(317) 423-6000

Steve Allemeier

Pepper Construction of Indiana

(317) 681-1000 x 5268

Doug Condon

Dow AgroSciences

(317) 337-3922


Directors

Brian Acton

BMWC Constructors

(317) 267-0444

Michelle Boyd

Top Notch (ex-officio)

(317) 927-0499

Craig Faulkner

Corteva Agriscience

(317) 337-3128

D.R Foley

Eli Lilly and Company

(317) 277-1403

Randy Gieseking

Safety Management Group

800) 435-8850

Mark Gribbins

Gribbins Insulation

(317) 297-3850

Devin Kent

Rolls-Royce

(317) 230-2000

Matt Lewellen

Steinberger Construction

(574) 739-0813

Rocky Myers

Cummins



Jeffrey Peek (Legal Counsel)

Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman

(317) 633-4884

David Rossi

Corna Kokosing

(317) 617-9598

Rick Ruble

Indiana Dept. of Labor (ex-officio)

(317) 234-3851

Luke Steinborn

Indianapolis Power & Light/AES

(317) 261-8543

Kasey Tveit

Vectren Corporation

(317) 776-5556

Sheryl Wiser

Fox Contractors

(317) 769-6291

Awards Committee

Matt Jacques (Chairman)

Shiel Sexton



Chad Apple

Meyer Najem, Inc.



Jim Johnston

Eli Lilly and Company



Matt McCreery

Safety Resources



Christina Merriott

Trinity Safety Group



Mike Sharpe

Corteva Agriscience




Certification Committee

Ryan Bruner

Safety Resources



Darrin Gearheart

Messer Construction



Tammy Hines

RMS-Safety



Kimberly Johnson

Vectren



JD Kyle

ERMCO, Inc.



Scott Lollar

Poynter Sheet Metal



Vince Plank

Safety Management Group



Bob Stankovich

Eli Lilly and Company



Chris Sullivan

I.U. Health



Tyler Walker

Vectren



Candace White

Dow AgroSciences




Educational Outreach Committee

Kristin VanSoest (Chairwoman)

Safety Resources, Inc.



Sean Devenney

Drewry Simmons Vornehm



Jim Duncan

Shiel Sexton



John Knight

Safety Management Group



B.J. Moore

USI Insurance



Patrick Portteus

The Skillman Corporation




Safesite Committee

Jeff Chinn (Chairman)

Thieneman Construction



Brian Cummings

BMWC Constructors



Jeff Fox

Dow AgroSciences



JD Kyle

ERMCO, Inc.



Matt Littell

Messer Construction




Safety Directors Committee

Shaun Guernsey (Chairman)

Poynter Sheet Metal



Greg Anderson

Kennedy Tank



Amy Fletcher

Shiel Sexton



Russ Howell

Trinity Safety Group



Kapena O’Neal

Charles C. Brandt Construction



Harrison Tash

Weigand Construction



Dan Turzillo

T & T Consulting



Thomas White

Hagerman Construction



Sheryl Wiser

Fox Contractors




Substance Abuse Oversight Committee

Traci Hardin

Meyer Najem, Inc.



Elvin Hernandez

Eli Lilly and Company



Phil Kenney

F.A. Wilhelm



Chris Mitchell

Safety Management Group



Chris Sullivan

I.U. Health



Candace White

Dow AgroSciences




CCS Staff

Scott Grimes

Executive Director

317.686.2665

Gary Martin

Safety Director

317-686-2665

Heather Martin

Program Director

317.686.2665

Paige Riley

Association Coordinator

(317) 686-2665

Marcy Watson

Association Manager

317.686-2665

How to Find Us

Coalition for Construction Safety
8909 Purdue Rd., Suite 130
Indianapolis, IN 46268
317.686.2665
Fax 317.686.2672

Scott Grimes

Executive Director

317.686.2665

Gary Martin

Safety Director

317-686-2665

Heather Martin

Program Director

317.686.2665

Paige Riley

Association Coordinator

(317) 686-2665

Marcy Watson

Association Manager

317.686-2665

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