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Habitat for Humanity puts emphasis on safety

Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity takes safety very seriously. Safety is always an important consideration at repair and construction sites.

“We place an importance on safety, in order to provide our volunteers and partnering families with a positive, productive experience on the job sites,” construction committee co-chairman Ron Ragan said.

Team leaders and a number of working board members have attended training and received Habitat and OSHA safety certifications. 

“During each workday, there’s at least one board member present who is trained in competent safety practices, though each of us makes it our responsibility,” said Sara Grieff, construction committee co-chairwoman.

This ongoing training shows Habitat’s commitment to meeting the safety needs for all volunteers and homeowners. 

Of course, with training comes the need for safety equipment. With that in mind – there are two local and regular contributing companies that know the importance of safety.

Exelon Dresden Station provided boxes of OSHA compliant personal protective equipment. Their comprehensive safety collection provided safety gloves, hard hats, and eye and hearing protection. 

These supplies were presented to Habitat board member Arnold Brewer who is also a safety certified member of the Construction Committee.

LyondellBasellprovided another contribution as they visited the Habitat office and presented more than 200 pairs of different types of safety gloves. 

LyondellBasell knows the importance of having the right glove for each worksite situation.

“These contributions help ensure that our volunteers remain protected and safe in a variety of conditions,” construction co-chairwoman Sara Grieff said.

So, volunteers, as you work alongside the dedicated construction team, other volunteers, and partner families know that you are helping build and repair homes in your own community. You will have a great time learning construction skills and above all, you will be doing this all – safely.

If you are interested in joining the volunteers or to make a donation, please contact their office at 815 942 1452.

Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity’s mission is: Seeking to put God’s love into action.

Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build and renovate homes, to revitalize our communities and restore home.

Grundy-Three Rivers Habitat for Humanity serves the communities in Grundy County, Illinois and the Villages of Channahon and Braidwood.

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