Safety Coordinator Jay Stetz awarded Construction Health and Safety Technician certification.

Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 22:30

Dulles, VA

The Council on Certification of Health, Environmental, and Safety Technologists (CCHEST) recently awarded Mid-Atlantic Safety Coordinator Jay Stetz a Construction Health and Safety Technician certification (CHST).  The CHST certification is awarded to individuals who meet the experience and/or education requirements which include passing a four-hour exam.  The exam covers safety and health inspections, general safety training, safety and health record keeping, hazard communication compliance, safety analysis and planning, accident investigations, program management and administration, OSHA and other inspections.
According to CCHEST, a Construction Health and Safety Technician provides an important supporting effort at the job site to aid in the protection of workers, the public, property and the environment.  Furthermore, the CHST functions within specifically designed and managed programs aimed at compliance with the safety principles of federal, state, and local levels.  The CHST certification program is operated by the Council on Certification of Health, Environmental, and Safety Technologists, a division of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
Mr. Stetz has been an employee of Southland for four years and has managed Southland’s safety efforts on several large projects including the Pentagon renovation, Walter Reed Hospital and the Baltimore Convention Center Hotel.

About Southland

Founded in 1949, Southland Industries is one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts providing innovative yet practical solutions through a holistic approach to building performance. Advocating a design-build-maintain model, Southland specializes in the design, construction, and service of mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, process piping, automation and controls systems, as well as comprehensive energy services needs. Offering standalone services as well as integrated solutions, Southland’s in-house experts remain connected, sharing knowledge and information in order to produce the results that have earned Southland its unmatched reputation as one of the top design-builders in the nation. As a company that has always prided itself on innovation and collaboration, Southland continues to pave the way as an industry leader in sustainability and energy efficiency so as to improve the way buildings are designed, built, and maintained. For information, please visit

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