The Opus Group (Opus) is pleased to announce the recent promotion of
Josh Babiasz to director of safety management. In his new role, Josh will lead the overall coordination of all safety operations, including the development, implementation and administration of safety programs, practices and procedures. As a core value for Opus, they work to keep associates, subcontractors, partners and the general public safe at all times.
“Since joining the team in 2000, Josh has been instrumental in advancing our safety first mentality across the country," said Jeff Walker, director of operations at Opus. “Promoting a safe and secure work environment is an important part of our corporate culture, which is why it's vital that we have committed individuals like Josh managing our health and safety programs at all Opus jobsites."
Josh will continue to work closely with safety field leadership, operations leadership, risk management and legal team members to integrate safe work practices through all phases of a project. Josh will also continue his oversight of Opus jobsites across the country on a regular basis, where he will perform workplace safety audits, develop safety-training programs for supervisory personnel and diligently promote safety accountability for all associates.
“When I began my career at Opus as an associate project manager, I quickly realized that safety management was a passion of mine," said Babiasz. “I am excited to continue enhancing and overseeing these critical programs."
Josh earned a bachelor's of science in civil engineering from Marquette University. He is a certified Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) and an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) authorized trainer. He also serves as a member of the internal management team that is responsible for establishing and executing best safety practices and quality control on all Opus projects.
About The Opus Group
The Opus Group® is a family of commercial real estate development, construction and design companies headquartered in Minneapolis with offices and projects across the country. Opus operates as an integrated, multidisciplinary team with expertise in development, capital markets and finance; project management and construction; architecture, engineering and interior design. The Opus Group includes Opus Holding, L.L.C. and its operating subsidiaries: Opus Development Company, L.L.C., Opus Design Build, L.L.C. and Opus AE Group, L.L.C. Specializing in industrial, office, residential, retail, healthcare and institutional projects, The Opus Group has broad capabilities, deep experience and a proven design-build model that delivers solutions for customers on time and on budget. For more information, visit www.opus-group.com and follow @TheOpusGroup on Twitter and @theopusgroup on Instagram.