Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council would like to extend a special thank you to Paul Bartleson for his tenure as Chairman of the Council’s Construction Division. Bartleson is the senior safety director for Wisconsin-based Kraemer Brothers LLC, and faithfully served as Construction Division Chairman from Spring 2009 to 2011.
The Construction Division of the National Safety Council provides information sharing and idea exchange among people within the construction industry. Division members discuss their experiences and challenges to help develop solutions to issues within the industry. “Paul has made significant contributions to NSC and construction safety within his role on the Construction Division,” said Sloane Grubb, volunteer manager. “His leadership will help the Council advance further construction safety initiatives.”
Paul Bartleson’s career spans more than 20 years in the field of construction safety. For 14 years, he has served as the senior safety director for Kraemer Brothers, simultaneously overseeing multiple projects of varying sizes throughout the country in various industries. His roles and responsibilities include developing, implementing and monitoring site-specific safety plans, as well as being the hazardous materials coordinator. He also conducts weekly on-site inspections, new-hire orientation, task-specific training and administers “Return to Work” substance abuse programs. Bartleson received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. He has been a Certified Safety Professional since 2002 and a Construction Health and Safety Technician since 2005.
Kraemer Brothers LLC has been a member of the National Safety Council since 2002. Bartleson has been a delegate of the Construction Division since 2007. He served as the vice chairman from 2007 to 2009, and then chairman from 2009 to 2011.
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