On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, GBCA and Med-Tex Services, Inc. visited several GBCA member jobsites to promote awareness about heat- and sun-related risks and injuries. At each location, Dennis Dougherty, owner of GBCA member Med-Tex Services, Inc., gave a brief talk with safety tips on preventing heat illness, and GBCA and Med-Tex Services staff handed out hydration, sunblock, and sun protection gear. Scroll down for the photo gallery link.

OSHA’s Water. Rest. Shade. campaign aims to keep workers safe in the heat, GBCA and Med-Tex Services, Inc. wanted to draw attention to the importance of heat illness prevention and helping to ensure workers stay safe. Lauren Hanan, GBCA’s Director of Marketing and Communications, noted the value of the Water. Rest. Shade. OSHA campaign, “It is all about safety in the construction industry and making sure our job site workers stay safe on the job every day.” Dougherty agreed, “We support the GBCA with their efforts to reach out to their members to keep everyone safe.”

GBCA also arranged through its partnership with 6ABC a Facebook Live Video, featuring 6ABC host Gina Gannon. The video was filmed at the LOVE Park Welcome Center, which is being renovated by Bittenbender Construction, and featured the following:

  • Lauren Hanan, General Building Contractors Association
  • Dennis Dougherty, Med-Tex Services, Inc.
  • Jenni Ann Williams, Bittenbender Construction, LP
  • Art Denoncour, Bittenbender Construction, LP


Sites visited included the following:

Hyatt Centric Hotel
Hosting GBCA Member: Clemens Construction Company
Other GBCA Members Involved in the Project:

  • AmQuip Crane Rental, LLC
  • Berlin Steel
  • BrandSafway Services
  • Bucks Concrete Services
  • Resteel Supply
  • Shore Supply
  • Sunbelt Rentals
  • The Silvi Group Companies
  • Tri-State Construction

River Walk
Hosting GBCA Member: B. Pietrini & Sons, Inc.
Other GBCA Members Involved in the Project:

  • Doughterty Electric
  • Mayfield Site Contractors

LOVE Park Welcome Center Building
Hosting GBCA Member: Bittenbender Construction, LP
Other GBCA Members Involved in the Project:

  • Healy Long & Jevin
  • Krando Metal Products
  • Richard S. Burns & Company

Laborers’ District Council Training Center
Hosting GBCA Member: TN Ward Company
Other GBCA Members Involved in the Project:

  • Armor Masonry Restoration
  • Component Assembly Systems
  • Copeland Surveying Inc.
  • EC Fence & Iron Works
  • Graboyes Commercial Window Company
  • Joseph S. Smith Roofing
  • Limbach Company, LLC
  • Madison Concrete Construction
  • Mid-Atlantic Steel, Inc.
  • O’Donnell & Naccarato
  • Shore Supply
  • Unified Door & Hardware Group, LLC, Tru-Fit Frame and Door


Check out photos from the day!



Thanks to our members who participated, and we hope that everyone stays safe!


For more information on how to stay safe in the sun and heat, check out these resources, including a Toolbox Talk and a short video from Med-Tex Services!