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Impacts of Heat Stress and How to Manage It

When waves of heat rise from the ground to blur the air above and the heat index spikes to triple digits, outdoor workers aren’t just uncomfortable, they face serious risk. As our commitment to safety at ODG is paramount, we’re especially attuned in the summer months to the dangers of heat stress, which can cause illnesses such as heat stroke,…

The Black Safety Vest at ODG

At the Old Dominion Group, we are devoted to ensuring every employee returns home safely every day. This is why we take great pride in having hardworking, passionate employees who acknowledge the value of Safety. The Black Safety Vest honor was created by our Safety Director, Anabella Perez in 2016 to award recognition to those exemplifying superior standards for the…

Administrative Professionals Day

Well Deserved Appreciation This week we celebrate our administrative professionals in the Old Dominion family and extend our deep gratitude for the work they do to keep our businesses running smoothly and efficiently. Wednesday, April 26 is National Administrative Professionals Day, a great opportunity to recognize the administrative assistants, receptionists, client services representatives, and other administrative support professionals who enable…

Scott Armstrong Promoted to Vice President of Operations for Old Dominion Firestopping

Please join us in celebrating Scott Armstrong’s promotion to Vice President of Operations at Old Dominion Firestopping. Scott began his journey with ODF in 1999 and brings over 24 years of experience to his new role. “Scott has capably led our field operations for many years” noted Richard Lee, President of ODF, “so this promotion is really just an acknowledgement…

Diamonds on the Job: Understanding Concrete Cutting

Thicker, stronger, and heavier than most materials, concrete requires skill, precision, special equipment, and serious safety measures to cut. Just about every construction or renovation job calls for concrete cutting in one form or another, usually by diamond-tipped blades of varying design. In this work, accuracy is key and safety is critical. Here are five things to know about the…

Let’s Hear It for Women in Construction!

ODG and firms nationwide will celebrate Women in Construction Week March 5-11.   Seventy years ago, in Fort Worth, Texas, 16 women working in the overwhelmingly male construction industry formed a networking group that, two years later, became a national organization that is still going strong today.   The National Association of Women in Construction, chartered in 1955, now supports more than…

Thank You for Your Commitment to Safety!

At ODG “Safety First” aren’t just words, it’s how we do business. Our safety team at ODG has continued to do an amazing job at ensuring that our field technicians are on the job safely. As our headcount grows, the safety team has adjusted to providing more training than ever. When safe work practices are prioritized, the results are reduced…

Virginia’s Scaffolding Experts

Like other ubiquitous sights, buildings wrapped in scaffolding have become invisible to most of us. The concept, though, is transformative – fast, adaptable access for multiple workers to structures of any height or shape. Scaffolding enables construction, cleaning, maintenance, or repairs, and, while it may appear as simple as life-sized Tinkertoy sets, erecting it safely and efficiently is complex. Creatively…

ODHS Concludes Successful First Year

Every construction project poses challenges and inherent risks to health and safety, but construction within active healthcare facilities raises risk to another level. Controlling airborne contaminants, infection and noise, while adapting life safety plans are critical, particularly when building or renovation is required near operating rooms or intensive care units. We launched Old Dominion Healthcare Services at the start of…