At SouthernCross Construction Inc., John and Josh deeply care for each and every employee. They are committed to sending everyone home every night free from injury. They also believe strongly that a safe project results in a productive project. As such, SouthernCross has invested heavily in safety, by hiring veteran Jamie Olive on to head up the initiative. Jamie is a retired firefighter/medic, and an NC State certified fire instructor. During his tenure as a firefighter, he has had extensive training in trenches and confined spaces and firsthand experience from the aftermath of construction accidents throughout his EMS/Firefighter career.

Then by instigating a corporate safety policy adhered to and managed by Jamie. His daily visits to each project help the foreman and superintendents identify possible hazards before they occur.

Additionally, SouthernCross believes that training and education are essential. This is why we provide a training facility within our office that is utilized regularly. We have a multilingual interpreter to ensure that every one of our employees understands their role in safety and how to avoid injury.

Current Certifications

  • OSHA 500 (Certified Outreach Instructor)
  • OSHA 510
  • ATSSA Traffic Control Supervisor
  • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR Instructor
  • OSHA 30
  • Trench and confined space competent person/trainer
  • OSHA Recordkeeping
  • OSHA Soil Mechanics

Our Safety Culture

  • Daily equipment inspections
  • Daily JHA’s
  • Weekly Toolbox Talks
  • Regular training in our own training facility
  • New hire Safety Orientations
  • Pre-Employment and Post-accident drug screenings
  • Every foreman trained in First Aid/CPR
  • State-of-the-art safety gear and PPE
  • Every employee has competent person training (giving them the ability to cease operations if they feel something is unsafe)