Project Superintendent Sully Streeby is MBI Safety Champion

Project Superintendent Sully Streeby is MBI Safety Champion Joe Melton, left, director of safety services for Master Builders of Iowa, presents CANCO Project Superintendent Sully Streeby with a certificate recognizing him for completing the Spring 2023 Building a Safety Champion program. Streeby is currently assigned to the gym and classroom expansion at Van Buren Junior/Senior High School, where Carl A. Nelson & Company is working as construction manager agent. (CANCO photo by David Hunt)

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Carl A. Nelson & Company Project Superintendent Sully Streeby has been recognized for completing the Master Builders of Iowa Building a Safety Champion program. Streeby joined CANCO in 2021, and has been assigned to lead field work on a construction management agency project for the Van Buren Community School District.

Streeby was among 23 field and construction safety leaders to complete the Spring 2023 course. MBI Director of Safety Services, Joe Melton, presented Streeby with his certificate of completion Aug. 24 at the site of the Van Buren Junior/Senior High School gym and classroom addition project in Keosauqua, Iowa. 

"With Sully we are one more field leader closer to achieving our mission of zero fatalities in the commercial construction industry in Iowa," Melton said.

Building a Safety Champion includes in-person training sessions and at-home assignments completed over a period of three months. The aim of the course is to show safety leadership is more than only enforcing a set of rules or marking boxes on a safety checklist. It's also about demonstrating influential leadership traits on the jobsite, such as behavior prompts and behavior scripting.

Streeby said he appreciated the opportunity to meet and learn from other field supervisors and safety managers about their companies' safety practices and experiences. He also cited a favorite activity of the in-person sessions, a blind coin toss, in which participants attempted to toss pennies into a basket while blindfolded while receiving positive, negative and no feedback. 

"Obviously, the positive feedback increased success the best; just like with safety," Streeby said.

Putting safety first is a hallmark of work performed by Carl A. Nelson & Company. In recent years, CANCO has twice exceeded 1,000,000 man hours without a lost day injury. Learn more about our safety focus, and how that benefits our clients.