On Monday, July 16, GBCA hosted two training sessions for its new Silica Safety Program. GBCA members signed up for the Silica Safety Program learned how to use the silica monitoring equipment from Bill Walsh of SGS Galson. The training sessions included a brief review of OSHA’s silica regulation, hands-on demonstrations of the monitoring equipment, and time to ask questions about using the equipment in the field.



Click below to learn more about or join GBCA’s Silica Safety Program:


Thanks to the current participating members who attended these first training sessions:

Armor Masonry Restoration, Inc.

  • Gene Rose, General Manager
  • Gene Rose, Jr., Safety Coordinator

Belcher Roofing Corporation

  • Bill Reis, Safety Director

Clemens Construction Company, Inc.

  • Ed Christy, Safety Director
  • Ron Endres, Superintendent

Component Assembly Systems, Inc.

  • Robert Torrieri, Corporate Safety Director

D’Angelo Bros., Inc.

  • Chris D’Angelo, Safety Director

Lenick Construction, Inc.

  • Neil H. Jesiolowski, Operations Manager

LF Driscoll

  • Dona File, Corporate Safety Director
  • Brandon Saguil, Corporate Safety Manager
  • Ivan Alberty, Site Safety Manager
  • Steve Kanter

Madison Concrete Construction

  • John Jakimowicz, Safety Director

P. Agnes, Inc.

  • Joseph Jeffries, Safety Director

Structural Maintenance Systems

  • Michael Kelly, Vice President
  • Tom Peterson

T.N. Ward Company

  • Josh Bender, Safety Manager


If you have any questions regarding the GBCA Silica Safety Program, please contact GBCA’s Director of Safety Services, Frank Durso, at fdurso@