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    Balfour Beatty US Promotes Leary Jones to Vice President-Safety Health & Environmental in California

    April 27, 2017

    SAN DIEGO – Balfour Beatty US has promoted Leary Jones to vice president of safety, health and environmental (SHE), expanding his role on the leadership team in California and Arizona.
    Jones has over 40 years’ experience in managing environmental, health, and safety, quality control, and risk management services in various industries, including 21 years in the United States Air Force as a safety, commercial, industrial, construction, aviation and explosives manager and instructor. Jones has also held several high level safety positions with various national general contractors and served as director of safety for the Colorado Contractors Association.
    “Since joining the team in 2013, Leary has worked tirelessly to ensure that anyone who comes in contact with our work is safe 100 percent of the time,” said Brian Cahill, president of Balfour Beatty’s California division. “Zero Harm is a way of life for everyone in our company, and Leary’s outstanding training and leadership skills will continue to help us in our never-ending pursuit of that goal.”
    During his tenure with the company, Jones has overseen more than 2 million work hours with zero lost time incidents and currently oversees the SHE on projects with a cumulative value of more than $2.5 billion. Included in his portfolio of work is SHE oversight of Balfour Beatty’s MV-22 Hanger at Marine Corp Base (MCB) Camp Pendleton project, a two-year job resulting in zero lost time incidents with multiple challenging components such as the erection of two 475,116-pound, 10-foot tall, 20-foot wide, and 340-foot long steel truss sections.
    A frequent speaker at safety industry events, Jones was asked by representatives of MCB Camp Pendleton Facilities Engineering and Acquisition Division (FEAD) to present at a Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Safety Conference about the success of the SHE management program at the MV-22 Hanger project.
    Jones has also played an integral role in the development of the company’s crisis management program, standardized safe work practice protocols, and training programs designed to keep all staff up-to-date on changing laws and standards within the industry.
    Jones attended Southern Illinois University where he received a bachelor of science in Industrial Technology. He also earned an AAS degree in Safety Technology from the Community College of the Air Force and is a Certified Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST), certified Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) instructor, and is certified as a Mine Safety and Health Administrator (MSHA) by the Department of Defense.