BOY SCOUTS SAFETY MERIT BADGE CENTER
Publication: Construction Forum St. Louis, May 8, 2019
Poettker Construction, a second-generation family-owned construction company, recently sponsored a safety merit badge center at its new headquarters and warehouse in Breese, Ill. for the Boy Scouts of America Greater St. Louis Area Council on Saturday, May 4, 2019.
Twenty-two Scouts from the St. Louis region participated in the clinic to learn how to apply safety techniques used on construction sites to home and community settings. Poettker’s Corporate Safety Manager and Eagle Scout Charles Wilson alongside Poettker Headquarters Project Manager, Eric Lohman, led the clinic.
“For the second year, we are proud to sponsor this clinic to help the Scouts learn about how to incorporate safety techniques into everyday life,” said Wilson. “We want to thank all of the Scouts and the families who participated in this new tradition.”
The interactive discussion about utilizing personal protective equipment (PPE) in everyday activities including mowing and weed eating the lawn; establishing proper planning techniques and making informed choices to help prevent accidents; sketching individual home egress plans to inform their families of emergency exit strategies; and discussing safety careers and training opportunities.
Clinic participation counted toward merit badge credit.
This article originally appeared in May 2020 on Construction Forum St. Louis online.
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