Beverly Hills, CA
Oasis West Realty LLC / Alagem Capital Group
Pierre-Yves Rochon, Perkins + Will, Gensler
MATT Construction Wins a Cal/OSHA SHARP Safety Award at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Beverly Hills
The Beverly Hills Waldorf Astoria and MATT Construction won a coveted SHARP Award last week, an award given by Cal/OSHA to a handful of projects each year to recognize outstanding achievements in safety and health on construction sites.
SHARP is a voluntary partnership program prescribing a number of worker safety activities to benefit health and safety in the workplace. The award requires regular compliance and reporting to Cal/OSHA, and consistently high marks from Cal/OSHA inspectors who visit jobsites intermittently to monitor progress and compliance.
On the Waldorf Astoria project, MATT has a full-time safety manager, dedicated to the goal of zero injuries for the duration of the project, and regular oversight from the company’s Safety Director. “We are partnering with the project owner to go above and beyond Cal/OSHA requirements, and ensure a safe and healthy environment, not only for construction personnel, but for neighbors in the surrounding community,” expressed Joe Gregorwich, MATT’s Safety Director.
The company evaluates subcontractor work plans for potential hazards, and works through contractor specific safety plans before any work takes place on the site. Regular safety audits further reveal any potential vulnerabilities, and MATT resolves each of these in weekly subcontractor safety meetings.
“We are confident that we’re doing right thing with respect to safety, but confirmation from an outside source like Cal/OSHA is good affirmation that we are tracking toward our zero-injury goal,” says Gregorwich.
About MATT Construction
MATT Construction is a General Contractor that has built some of the most memorable buildings in California. Clients include LACMA, The Crystal Cathedral, The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Skirball Cultural Center, The California Endowment, the Four Seasons Westlake Hotel, and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Headquarters. MATT Construction has offices in Santa Fe Springs and Westlake Village in Southern California and Redwood Shores in Northern California. www.mattconstruction.com.
About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 25 iconic properties in the world’s most sought after destinations. Unified by their inspirational environments and True Waldorf Service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver unparalleled, bespoke service from the moment a guest books through check out. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking at www.waldorfastoria.com. Learn about the brand by visiting http://news.waldorfastoria.com or following the brand on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.