The UP Companies Hires Steve Richardson as Corporate Safety Director

The UP Companies (UPCO) has strengthened its commitment to workplace safety with the addition of Steve Richardson of Imperial, MO as Corporate Safety Director.

As UPCO’s Corporate Safety Director, Richardson will work with the entire UPCO team to develop, manage and nurture a “Construction Design and Build Safety Program” based on leading edge performance indicators.

“Our goal, and expectation, is to achieve safety excellence through program and personnel development, safety education, risk elimination and proactive safety performance in the delivery of all our business objectives,” said Richardson.

Richardson has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Safety Engineering from the University of Central Missouri. He is also certified as an OSHA Construction Outreach Trainer and is a member of the National Safety Council, American Society of Safety Engineers, Mid-Missouri Associated General Contractors (AGC) Executive Safety and Health Committee, St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers Substance Abuse and Safety Committee, and the American Society of Healthcare Engineers.

“We are really excited to have someone with such extensive safety knowledge and experience on board and dedicated to improving the safety of our work places,” said Michael Kennedy, Jr., owner of UPCO.

Richardson has 38 years of AEC industry experience, having previously worked as Corporate Safety Director for Clayco, Inc. and Tarlton Corp., both based in St. Louis, MO.