McCarthy Strengthens Partnership with OSHA on CHRISTUS Spohn Project

McCarthy, one of the top healthcare builders in Texas and nationally, recently signed a three-year partnership with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), demonstrating its commitment to provide high levels of workplace safety and health at the CHRISTUS Spohn project in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The partnership will allow collaboration between McCarthy and OSHA to deliver a safe work environment to all the workers at CHRISTUS Spohn through effective and systematic safety management practices.

“Safety is the most important thing we do every day at McCarthy and partnering with OSHA will keep our safety and health management program fully integrated into operations at CHRISTUS Spohn,” said Ben Johannamen, McCarthy vice president of operations. “We are celebrating the completion of 1 million man-hours worked at the CHRISTUS Spohn project and we want to ensure our team continues to be focused on eliminating any risks on the jobsite.”

The OSHA Strategic Partnership Program Directive (OSPP) is an extended, voluntary and cooperative relationship that allows businesses to address potential hazards in their industry. By sharing resources and expertise, the program helps pinpoint effective ways to reduce employee illness and injury, a process involving increased training, implementation of best practices and improved health and safety programs. By partnering with McCarthy, OSHA recognizes the company’s efforts to eliminate serious risks and achieve elevated levels of worker health and safety.

At CHRISTUS Spohn, McCarthy is currently working on multiple projects at two campuses, Shoreline and Memorial, as part of the hospital system’s $275 million master facility plan. The project includes constructing the 43,000-square-foot Hector P. Garcia Memorial Family Health Center (completed Dec. 2016) and building the new 395,501-square-foot 10-story patient tower at the Shoreline campus, as well as a new central utility plant to serve the new hospital.

About McCarthy
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that span all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 15th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2017). With approximately 1,800 salaried employees and offices in Houston, Dallas; St. Louis, Atlanta; Collinsville, Ill.; Portage, Ind.; Kansas City, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Denver; and San Diego, Newport Beach, San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento, Calif. McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned.