On June 23, 2017, Safety Manager Alex Burkdoll received his Associate Safety Professional credentials from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Alex is a key component not only to the safety structure of Williams Construction but to companies we work with each day. Alex has worked as a Safety Manager for Williams Construction for three years and has a Bachelor’s degree in Science Environmental Safety Management from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah Oklahoma.
To qualify to take the test for his Associates Safety Professional credentials, Alex had to work in the safety field for at least one year and pass an extensive background check. Alongside qualifying to take the test Alex spent 20 to 30 hours a week studying for roughly 3 to 4 months, all while working as a Safety Manager full time for Williams. The test itself is 200 questions and has a pass rate of 65%.
Alex feels that having these credentials under his belt will help him move towards jump-starting growth in the construction industry with Williams, the additional knowledge he obtained will help him relate to and better with companies that Williams works with. Being able to recognize and understand the safety measures needed to safely navigate the critical project Williams specializes in has always been the number one priority for Alex. With this additional training he feels that his safety senses have heightened and he is better able to pinpoint issues that need to be addressed.
In every facility that Williams works with, safety, as it should be, is a number one priority. Alex has always been an exceptional Safety Manager and a strong advocate for all safety measures, not just for the Williams team but the companies we work and partner with daily. In the future, Alex plans to test and obtain his CSP credentials. Williams is thankful to have Alex as a valued part of the team; he is an exceptional Safety Manager, we are excited to watch and be an advocate towards his growth within the construction industry.
Thank you, Alex, for all of your continued hard work!