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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

Keep everyone safe and remain anonymous when reporting hazards.

You will be seeing this reader on OCP sites soon, to make the reporting of hazards, near misses, and safety suggestions more accessible to employees. The QR Code will take you to the OCP Contractors’ safety page where these submissions can be chosen at the bottom of the web page.

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Employees of the Month

Nick Cantwell, Zach Lawson, and Roy Zimmerman.

OCP’s Employees of Choice are individuals who exemplify the qualities and characteristics that have made our 50 years of success possible. Employees of Choice are employees in the field and office who lead by action to advance safety, productivity, and innovation on projects. Additionally, these employees are consistent, dependable, and contribute to the betterment of the team....

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OCP is proud to report that despite these uncertain times, there is one thing we all can be certain of, OCP is continuing to thrive. In each city, we have the largest list of jobs pending that OCP has seen in years.

There is no doubt in our minds that the reason OCP is able to prosper is because of our team. OCP invests in each individual team member to ensure they are provided state-of-the-art training and materials to safely and...

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OCP Partners with Habitat for Humanity

The two homes OCP Toledo, Dunbar Mechanical, Laibe Electric, and VM Systems teamed up to build are very close to completion. In total, OCP employees spent 736 hours on the project to date. Now that the projects are receiving their finishing touches, soon the families will be able to enjoy their brand new homes....

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Employees of the Month

Peggy Bonilla, Shawn Ford, and Steve Gill.

OCP’s Employees of Choice are individuals who exemplify the qualities and characteristics that have made our 50 years of success possible. Employees of Choice are employees in the field and office who lead by action to advance safety, productivity, and innovation on projects. Additionally, these employees are consistent, dependable, and contribute to the betterment of the team. Thanks...

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OCP Employees Raise $12,356 for United Way

OCP understands that in these times of uncertainty and challenges due to the pandemic it is more important than ever that we come together to help those in need.

OCP Toledo, Columbus, and Cleveland teamed up to raise funds for local Ohio programs and agencies through United Way. United Way’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund is designed to support communities affected by COVID-19. Donations from the fund will help the most...

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A Brush with Kindness

Siccorah Martin and Jenni Harris of OCP Toledo participated in Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness program on June 23rd. Especially during difficult times due to the economic effects of COVID-19, it is more important than ever to give back in the surrounding community.

A Brush with Kindness helps low-income homeowners impacted by age, disability, and family circumstances, who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes,...

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

Due to COVID-19 many individuals are taking advantage of the season and heading into the National and State parks. The CDC states that staying physically active is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy. In addition to following the...

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Employees of the Month

OCP’s Employees of Choice are individuals who exemplify the qualities and characteristics that have made our 50 years of success possible. Employees of Choice are employees in the field and office who lead by action to advance safety, productivity, and innovation on projects. Additionally, these employees are consistent, dependable, and contribute to the betterment of the team. Thanks to the hard work of these individuals, OCP has proudly...

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Communication is critical within any organization, especially within OCP where our employee’s safety is our number one priority. In order to better communicate with the team as a whole and quickly, Town Hall Videos have been implemented. These short videos will feature pertinent information from a variety of team members and will be shared with the entire team on Mondays via email. Links are also included on your paystubs. It is critical that...

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I want to take some time to thank everyone at OCP. As one large team we have endured some particularly challenging months. Most of all, I want to thank the field personnel who have felt the most significant day to day impacts as new and ever-changing rules are implemented as a result of COVID-19.

Seeing the team band together and push through these difficulties has been nothing short of impressive. It is a reminder of the caliber of...

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

We understand these times can be overwhelming and confusing due to the regular informational changes on COVID-19. This can lead to misinformation and misdirection at no fault of any individual.

I have been monitoring these changes daily and adjusting our safety and health program to the continuous recommendations in order to keep OCP employees as safe as possible. Please watch this short...

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Employees of the Month

OCP’s Employees of Choice are individuals who exemplify the qualities and characteristics that have made our 50 years of success possible. Employees of Choice are employees in the field and office who lead by action to advance safety, productivity, and innovation on projects. Additionally, these employees are consistent, dependable, and contribute to the betterment of the team. Thanks to the hard work of these individuals, OCP has proudly...

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OCP Toledo is teaming up with the Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity, Dunbar Mechanical, Laibe Electric, and VM Systems to build two homes over the next several weeks for local families.

COVID-19 is affecting the low-income and housing insecure the most. Maumee Valley...

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With the COVID-19 outbreak, the need to stay at home has really highlighted the importance of having a safe, decent, and affordable home.

OCP Toledo is proud to partner with the Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity along with three skilled trade contractor partners, Dunbar Mechanical, Laibe Electric, and...

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I feel it, too.

My husband Eric leaves at 6:30am every day because, in the stay at home order, he is essential. Eric does HVAC new construction. He goes to his job site every day and comes home. We are following the guidelines, lots of hand washing, social distancing, very few trips anywhere except work, but we both feel anxious and concerned.

Being essential is an incredible burden in times like this.

There are...

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I am very aware of everyone’s current state of concern over the well being of our families and ourselves. OCP is diligently working to stay with and ahead of the day to day challenges being put before us. At times it may appear that we aren’t doing anything but the reason/challenge is that this is a new journey for all of us and we desperately want to make sure we are educated to the current facts, changing laws, Ohio Orders and separating...

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SMPS Rock n Bowl

During these challenging times, it is a joy to look back on great memories.

OCP was a proud sponsor of Rock n Bowl March 8th. The event raised $3,000 for the ACE Akron and Cleveland Mentorship Program.

Founded in 1994, the ACE Mentor Program of America (ACE) is a free, award-winning, afterschool program designed...

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Written by Matt Taylor, CHST, SMS

Thank you all for celebrating Women In Construction Week with us. While the world has come so far in regards to diversity and representation, it is our job to continue to strive to give our job sites the same diversity represented in the communities we build in. Today we want to talk about things we normally shy away from on the job site to make the future of building better for us...

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OCP Finish Carpenter Elizabeth Kahler

I knew as a child helping my father with renovation projects, construction was the industry I wanted to be in. At that young age, I didn’t take into consideration what it might be like to be the only woman on a job site or what challenges I may have to face.

Women comprise 47% of the country's workforce; although, that rate is just 10% in the construction industry and just under 3% in production roles, according to the National...

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The OCP Columbus office celebrated Women In Construction week with a special luncheon and panel with all the women employees from their field and offices at a local restaurant.

The goal was to learn more about their work in the field and for them to have the opportunity to provide direct feedback on their experience at the job sites. The luncheon was also a time to celebrate OCP's hard-working team.

The mission of Women in...

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OCP 2020 WIC Week Toledo

The OCP Toledo office celebrated women in construction, to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry and to empower them personally and professionally.

In observation of Women in Construction Week, we invited the women from the field and office for a luncheon and panel. The goal was to learn more about their work in the field and for them to have the opportunity to provide direct feedback on their experience on...

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In celebration of Women in Construction Week, the OCP Cleveland team held a valuable panel and luncheon with the women from the skilled labor team and office at the Cleveland corporate office.

The goal was to learn more about their work in the field and for them to have the opportunity to provide direct feedback on their experience on the job sites. The luncheon was also a time to celebrate the power of women in the construction...

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Toledo OCP Field Holiday Party

We had a blast celebrating the holidays with our Toledo field team on February 20th. In the spirit of the holidays, 80 field team members gathered at Lakeview Banquet Hall. They were treated to a buffet meal with dessert and drinks along with a ticket raffle of tools, gift cards and a tv.

Best wishes to Toledo's retirees for this year, John Badenhop (23yrs), Lynn Campbell (19yrs), Barb Betz (33yrs), Ed Dressel (25yrs.)*

Thanks...

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OCP Women in construction week 2020

Women in Construction (WIC) Week March 1st through 7th is the perfect opportunity to highlight OCP's women as a viable component of the construction industry and engage the workforce on the opportunities available for women in the industry. Women in construction celebrates the diversification of the construction workforce and highlights the benefits of a career in the industry.

Females comprise 47 percent of the country's workforce;...

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