F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems Honored with TRMA Safety Award

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On April 7, 2016, the Three River Manufacturer’s Association (TRMA) awarded F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems the 2015 Safety Recognition Award.  They were honored for working at TRMA plants without an injury.  TRMA was established in 1933 with the objective of promoting safety through strategic training.  TRMA began their Safety Center in 1993 to provide hands-on training to contractors in the industry.  The Safety Center has reduced injury rates by 83%.  In 2015, TRMA facilities had an incidence rate of .36, with hundreds of their companies working injury free.  OSHA’s recordable incident rate for the manufacturing industry was 4.0 in 2015 and 3.8 for specialty trades.

F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems has a service contract with TRMA plant, AkzoNobel.  AkzoNobel began in 1994 to produce, market, and distribute chemicals.  They now have 450 locations throughout the United States.

F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems provides turn-key solutions for heavy industrial, chemical, and power plants.  They strive for 0 incidents on all jobs.  With a dedicated Safety Department, safety meetings, toolbox talks, and JSA’s, safety is a priority for F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems.  Their Experience Modification Rate (EMR) of .56 is a record setting low for the Moran Group.  The EMR is a rating insurance company’s use to look at injury ratings and the chance of risk.  The lower the EMR, the lower the insurance premiums for worker compensation.

Since 1979, F.E. Moran Special Hazard Systems has made safety a priority while protecting, chemical, heavy industrial, and power plants from fire.  They have an established safety program with the goal of zero incidents.  Their program includes job hazard analysis, electrical safety, fire protection, fall protection, and personal protective equipment.  The safety department conducts weekly safety meetings and every new field employee must go through a comprehensive safety training.   

2015 Foreman of the Year Safety Award Announced for F.E. Moran Fire Protection National

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2015 Foreman of the Year Safety Award Announced for F.E. Moran Fire Protection National


F.E. Moran Fire Protection National Selects Brian Russow as Foreman of the Year for 2015


Champaign, IL – Jeffrey Keiper, President of F.E. Moran Fire Protection National, has announced the Foreman of the Year Safety Award for 2015.  After entries were counted, three finalists were chosen.  The final winner was Foreman Brian Russow. 

The winner was chosen after data was analyzed looking at adherence to weekly safety procedure documentation and incident and accident reporting which was recorded by the Safety Management Team.  F.E. Moran Fire Protection was looking for a candidate that kept accurate record keeping of daily and weekly safety record filing and accident/incident reporting.

Russow has been a foreman with F.E. Moran Fire Protection National since December 19, 2006.  He is dedicated to safety and takes on a leadership role in the field.  He was an integral part of the team in the Army Readiness Center, AIL Assisted Living project, CSL Building 5, and Autumn Fields among others.

When asked about the Foreman of the Year finalists, Keiper said, “It was a hard decision.  The three finalists were all outstanding.  However, Mr. Russow went above and beyond to ensure that all required safety paperwork was completed on time, DTSA completed, and safety inspections were followed through.  On behalf of F.E. Moran Fire Protection National, we would like to congratulate Mr. Russow on his outstanding performance and achievement.”

Keiper continued, “With the ever increasing focus on safety, and the associated risk to both the employee and the employer, adherence to safety procedures and documentation should not pass without recognition. Brian has put forth a tremendous effort to remain compliant throughout the 2015 calendar year. It is with great hope that this not only continues with Mr. Russow but filters out to all our employees.

ARMON and F. E. Moran Fire Protection have invested a great deal of resources into reducing risks associated with general liability, workman’s compensation, and commercial auto claims. We are excited that participation to the structured safety plan has been ever increasing.  Our employees recognize that we want them to return home in the same general condition they arrived. The best path to insuring that takes place is to change the safety culture that has existed in the construction industry for decades.

Nothing would please us more than to award in kind, every member of the F.E Moran Fire Protection family at the close of the 2016 calendar year.” 

F.E. Moran Fire Protection National provides fire sprinklers and associated alarm and detection services for a variety of markets across the United States.  Their experienced design team, dedicated project managers, and safe installation practices make them a top pick for fire protection solutions.  For more information on fire protection solutions from F.E. Moran Fire Protection contact them at 217-356-0700 or visit www.femoranfp.com.

F.E. Moran Fire Protection National Completes Safety Trained Supervisor (STS) Course

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F.E. Moran Fire Protection National recently completed the Safety Trained Supervisor (STS) course through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)


Company President Joins Field and Safety Crew to Complete STS Course


Northbrook, IL -- Jeffrey Keiper, President of F.E. Moran Fire Protection National (FPS) approved to have his management, field leadership, and safety team complete the Safety Trained Supervisor (STS) safety training program as part of their 2015-2016 Safety Action Plan. Furthermore, Keiper's dedication to safety was so rooted that he participated in the training class and was awarded the STS certification. FPS along with Keiper are one of the first sprinkler companies in the Champaign area to complete this specialized training course. 

According to Keiper, "If safety is to be accepted into a company culture, it is imperative that it start from the top level of leadership and be enforced and reinforced to the lowest level. The responsibility for safety of others must not be taken lightly and is the single greatest role to be charged with. Our people are who we are. At F.E. Moran Fire Protection National, we view our team as our most important resource and we must insure their safe operation throughout the working day and beyond for their families, their friends, and for the company. I am honored to be a part of the safety culture at F.E. Moran."

The BCSP is an organization that has been around since the 1960s and is the US governing body to safety professionals all over the world. Certifications through BCSP are recognized by entities including 3M, NASA, Willis, Turner, Bovis, Power Construction, Walsh, Clayco, Arco and others. 
Over a 30 day period, the F.E. Moran Safety Team hosted four training sessions to educate employees on the fundamentals of safety. They developed a BCSP-based syllabus and purchased corresponding books to conduct the 4-part course. At the conclusion, each student had to complete a 100 question exam at a third party testing facility.

The Moran Group Safety Director said, "It is an honor to part of the natural evolution of safety. From the birth of the OSHA 10 to the OSHA 30 and now the Safety Trained Supervisor, FPS continues to dedicate time and resources to ensure their employees are consistently improving their safety performance. These key employees play a critical role in incident and liability reduction so the STS certification is a perfect backdrop to aid them in this endeavor. Furthermore, I'm proud of each one of them; for now they can carry the STS badge of honor!"

F.E. Moran Fire Protection National is a fire protection solution provider headquartered in Champaign, IL. They service commercial, retail, residential, institutional, and industrial facilities throughout the United States, providing fire sprinkler and alarm and detection installation, inspection, and maintenance. For more information on FPS visit www.femoranfp.com.

F.E. Moran Awarded Lake County Contractor's Association 2016 Safety Award

LCCA 2016 Safety Award - F.E. Moran

Northbrook, IL – F.E. Moran is proud to have accepted the LCCA Safety Award for Division 500,001+ hours worked with zero lost time due to injury

 or illness.  The award has five categories:  Division 1, 0-25,000 hours; Division 2, 25,001-50,000 hours; Division 3, 50,001-100,000 hours; Division 4, 100,001-500,000; and Division 5, 500,001+ hours.  To be considered, contractors needed to have zero lost time injuries/illness or have the best OSHA lost time injury/illness rate in their division. 

The Lake County Contractors Association (LCCA) is a leader in the construction industry in Lake County.  The LCCA helps members keep up with construction trends and have a voice in government affairs.  Their main objective is to promote union construction and growth in Illinois.  The LCCA safety awards are a way for the association to reward construction professionals for performing their jobs safely and promoting a safe environment for those around them.

Charlotte Flesher, Vice President of F.E. Moran said, “Safety is not something that just happens.  All employees at F.E. Moran, in the field and office, work together to create a safe companywide environment.  We feel that when our staff is empowered to work in a safe environment, they will choose the safest plan of action.”

F.E. Moran has been a full-service mechanical contractor, providing heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for the commercial, education, healthcare, industrial/manufacturing, and residential markets since 1957.  With their extensive experience and in-house design, fabrication, installation, and project management capabilities, they are the top mechanical contractor in the Chicagoland area.  For any inquiries regarding HVAC projects or mechanical services in the Chicago, Illinois area, call 847-498-4800.