SC OSHA and Metcon Buildings Infrastructure Workplace Safety Partnership Hold Close-Out Ceremony

Metcon Inc. and South Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Administration (SC OSHA) entered into a limited partnership to provide the safest possible work environment for subcontractors on the Horry County School project sites. The partnership provided incentives to participating contractors to voluntarily improve their safety and health performance. Incentives included recognition from SC OSHA that allowed limited scope inspections. This partnership was consistent with SC OSHA's long range efforts to develop partnerships within the construction industry. It allowed for better use of SC OSHA resources, innovation in safety management, and it encouraged active participation in the safety process on the part of construction/trade association communities.

The project includes five Energy Positive schools for the Horry County School (HCS) District. The schools are the first of their kind in South Carolina and are the stepping stones to bring all K-12 educational buildings up to 21st Century learning standards. Extensive use of glass and open collaboration spaces will provide Horry County Schools with world class learning environments for generations to come. The truly exceptional part of this project is that they will have no utility bills and will create more energy than they consume. This is made possible through roof top solar arrays, cutting edge building management software, geothermal well fields, centralized energy plants, and the newest lines in light emitting diode (LED) lighting.

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