QPS News

Expanding Markets and Geography
A major effort is to increase our presence in the commercial, health care, and educational markets.  This is an exciting time for us to work on a larger scale with existing clients along with developing new clients.
 
This effort has paid off in the form of recent awards in these areas.  Our clients value our proactive, solution oriented, multi-discipline approach to project delivery.
 
We have expanded our territory with the recent completion of our Nevada contractors license and have mobilized for a manufacturing facility in Reno, NV being built by a cutting edge research and development company.
 
QPS takes part in “Safety Break for Oregon”
QPS recognized the importance of safety and health in the workplace during the statewide Safety Break for Oregon celebration.
 
To celebrate the annual Safety Break, QPS conducted safety training on Hazard Communication and the Globally Harmonized System.  Division Manager David McDonald stated, “Training is a proven method to providing a safe and healthy workplace for our employees”.
 
The Department of Consumer and Business Services, Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) coordinates Safety Break for Oregon, designed to raise awareness and promote the value of workplace safety and health in preventing injuries and illnesses. The event occurs on the second Wednesday in May and takes place in workplaces across Oregon.
 
QPS Celebrates Safety Week
QPS joined with members of SafeBuild Alliance to celebrate Safety Week.  To commemorate safety and health in the workplace, QPS conducted safety audits, provided competent person training, presented tool box talks as part of the National Stand Down to prevent falls in construction, and joined work crews for a safety recognition lunch.  It was a great week!

Executive Management Performs Safety Audit
QPS President, John Hammen joined Dave McDonald West Coast Operations Division Manager and Ilene Ferrell Safety Director for a project safety audit at a multi-use low-rise in Portland Oregon.  The audit team greeted the crew and performed the regularly scheduled inspection which included quarterly assured grounding, verification of training, and focused prevention methods for safe use of tools and equipment, general housekeeping, fire prevention, electrical shock prevention, and fall prevention.  Audit results indicate another successful project reflecting the culture of safety and quality that QPS is known for.
 
Safety Assessment Update
QPS has recently updated our CSAP certificate for financial and safety pre-qualification in the construction industry to verify compliance with regulatory agency requirements.  Certification provides our customers with an efficient and transparent review of our safety documentation and saves time and effort during the bidding process.  We believe assessment and certification are important steps to reduce risk, save money, and improve safety.  Yearly recertification is part of our Safety Business Plan to engage in program evaluation and continuous improvement.