Lyness Construction and J. J. Keller® SAFETY MANAGEMENT SUITE make a winning pair

Four workers discussing safety plans

When starting a job at a new company, it helps to see a familiar face. Having used the J. J. Keller® SAFETY MANAGEMENT SUITE in his previous position at a mining company, Corey Cofer had experienced firsthand how it could simplify all of his safety responsibilities. He knew he wanted to bring it along into his role as Project Superintendent (EHS & Risk Management) at Lyness Construction.

It didn’t take much convincing for Lyness Construction’s decision makers to see the value in the solution and approve a subscription to SAFETY MANAGEMENT SUITE. According to Corey, the chemical management tools and resources have been a game-changer for the company and its employees:

“SMS offers chemical safety data sheet access, with implementation and ongoing support. This being included was a selling point compared to our previous SDS access host. It streamlined the entire process and ultimately offers chemical users protection by having SDS access in the way SMS provides, in addition to management improvements.”

The team at J. J. Keller helped Corey find a method of accessing safety data sheets that best suited the employees at Lyness Construction. “We were able to provide direct access to the SDSs by way of an online QR code generator and avoid employees in the field from needing to have a login,” he says.

For older employees who are not necessarily tech-savvy, it made more sense to simply scan a code and pull up the SDS they need on their phone rather than log in with their own credentials.

This ability to customize features according to preference and work style is a major advantage for Corey. He appreciates that SMS offers all the compliance resources he needs but allows him to configure them to the unique nuances of the business. “SMS provides us with policies, procedures, and forms that can be used in our operations and tweaked as needed.”

Reuniting with SAFETY MANAGEMENT SUITE was the right move for Corey and a major win for Lyness Construction.

“We’ve saved money, gained added value and bang for our buck, decreased risks associated with SDS availability, and increased EHS performance monitoring.”

Best of all, Lyness Construction knows J. J. Keller is a trusted partner for solving all its future safety and compliance challenges. “J. J. Keller offers a wide range of EHS compliance resources, and I think it’s important to implement and use programs that are designed under one roof as much as possible,” says Corey.

“The quality and usability of SAFETY MANAGEMENT SUITE and the continuous improvement is what I have come to expect from the J. J. Keller team and their years of experience in the business.”

Lyness Construction, LP is a full-service general contractor specializing in the commercial, industrial, educational, institutional, and governmental markets. Based in Cleburne, TX, they’ve delivered intelligent and efficient solutions for customers since 1989.