Midwest Service group is partnering with smaller subcontracting companies and performing the role of mentor. Now one would think that this is a “one way street” where one party gives knowledge and the other party learns, but the employees at Midwest Service Group feel that they are gaining something valuable as well. You may wonder, what can a leading asbestos abatement contractor for the past 25 years, learn from people very new in business? For one thing, it’s that this is a dangerous industry and nothing can be taken for granted. As mentors when we are instructing individuals on proper procedure and making sure that everyone is wearing all of their protective gear and removing all asbestos laden materials according to best safety practices, we are also double checking ourselves.
It’s often been said that “there is no such thing as a dumb question”, and as mentors, the employees of Midwest Service Group find this to be very true. Safety is a major concern to in the asbestos abatement and mold remediation industries and Midwest Service Group takes this very seriously. No one is on “auto pilot” as teaching & learning both require attention, involvement and dedication. Being a mentor to these small subcontractors is also very rewarding because the skills being passed on can save a person from very costly mistakes. I don’t only mean costly in terms of dollars and cents. Yes, everyone in business is concerned about money & the bottom line, but in the dangerous field of asbestos abatement, there is the human cost element. Contracting mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis is a very real risk associated with being in the field of asbestos removal. We don’t want anyone to risk their life for their career so we spend a tremendous amount of time on the importance of job planning, proper removal procedures, and the wearing of appropriate protection for the job at hand. Mentoring employees new to the asbestos abatement field keeps our veterans “on their toes”.’
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“I love working with smaller businesses,” says Giesler. “It reminds me of our firm when we got started. You develop relationships. There are so many things that are second nature to us. Communication then becomes very important.” – View full Article