TrussLox LLC was recently named the 2018 National Association of Home Builders/Builders Mutual Insurance Co., Safety Award for Excellence first-place winner in the category of Innovative Safety Program/Idea of the Year, in honor of efforts that have led to a positive impact on workplace safety in the building industry.
The SAFE awards program recognizes achievements of single- and multi-family home builders, remodelers, specialty trade contractors and others whose efforts successfully advance safety in the industry.
A combination of construction labor shortage and tightening OSHA safety regulations prompted Steve Ventling, a professional framer since 1976, to design, develop and patent an efficient and safe method to secure trusses during framing. After exploring traditional wooden blocks, metal bracing and other temporary bracing methods, Ventling couldn’t find a safe and productive method for his construction company, High Plains Construction, to utilize for their framing projects. Recognizing that setting trusses can be expensive, dangerous and labor intensive, Ventling designed a new method for a temporary, reusable truss bracing system. Through his efforts, TrussLox, an innovative hands-free truss bracing method, was created.
Ventling co-owns TrussLox with Cynthia Hert.
For more information, go to trusslox.com.
RiverStone Health Clinic-Billings received National Committee for Quality Assurance distinction in Behavioral Health Integration. The designation is based on best practices standards, a gap analysis and the implementation of changes to align with best practices. Evidence is submitted to NCQA to earn the distinction and it is the first time the clinic has received this level of recognition.
After an annual review, RiverStone Health Clinic-Billings, Worden, Bridger and Joliet have all received Patient Centered Medical Home recognition. The patient-centered medical home model of care puts patients at the forefront. Research shows that PCMHs improve quality and increase satisfaction while reducing health care costs. Practices that earn recognition have made a commitment to continuous quality improvement and a patient-centered approach to care.