Company: Morrow Equipment Company
Corporate safety director: Brian Silbernagel
Workforce/operations: In business since 1968, Morrow employs about 300 people in North America.
The company, which supplies tower cranes and hoists to the construction industry, will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2018.
The company’s Salem corporate office provides administrative and support services for 23 Morrow facilities in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico. These services include sales and marketing support, engineering, corporate advertising and publications, field service and parts inventory control, technical training and instructional programs, documentation, fleet equipment inspection/quality control, and safety programs. Morrow’s fleet encompasses more than 650 tower cranes and 230 personnel hoists.
Responsibilities/hazards addressed: Silbernagel oversees the daily operations of the safety department of Morrow, one of the largest tower crane companies in the world.
He is responsible for the development and implementation of all company safety programs, including fall protection, hazardous communications, lockout/tagout, safety committee, and use of company vehicles. He conducts regular inspections of company facilities and jobsites to observe compliance of policies and regulations.