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Here is today’s WIC profile!
Tracy Seward, Daniel Marr & Son Company
Tracy Seward is the Safety Coordinator at Daniel Marr & Son Company (DM&S), which specializes in structural steel and precast concrete erection. She is responsible for the safety of Marr ironworkers on all company jobsites, ensuring that each ironworker is outfitted with the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). Tracy attends weekly safety meetings, is responsible for all fire details and permits, and completes the required job-specific paperwork, including Job Safety Analysis (JSA) reports. Previously, she worked as an Apprentice and then Journeywoman Ironworker for 15 years at DM&S, learning the ins and outs of the trade and following the footsteps of her grandfather, father and two brothers (all former ironworkers at Marr). When an injury allocated her to light duty work, Tracy became a Safety Coordinator – a role that was a perfect fit given her experience as an ironworker and the industry’s rising safety standards.
On the job, Tracy is dependable, outgoing and thick-skinned. From 6 o’clock in the morning until sundown, she examines ironworkers’ safety needs from project start to completion and, in return, commands the utmost respect and compliance despite the tension that often comes with hectic schedules and challenging work environments. Beginning her sixth year as Safety Coordinator, Tracy commands the respect needed to ensure that the gangs on all her projects – currently including the Everett casino, Logan Airport, and Emerson College– are operating with the highest level of safety.
Off the job, you will find Tracy either cooking up a dish at home, where she lives with her son John, her two dogs and cat, or enjoying time on the beach with friends up on the north shore. A lover of the outdoors, she is in her natural habitat out on a jobsite – something her family at Marr is very grateful for!
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