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Safety differently, the new approach to the elimination of significant events. We are in the people business and we know that people are fallible. We always choose prevention, but we realize that mistakes will happen. The question becomes, do we have the capacity to absorb failure without causing harm? To be ready, we will plan and execute work assuming that failure could happen at any moment. We will learn from each job, each mistake and success – to continue getting better in every aspect. Safety is not the complete absence of injuries – it is the presence of capacity. Safety is not just a policy – safety is the core of who we are and always at the forefront of our focus.
Vice President, Safety Health Environmental Quality • Quanta Services
Matt Compher currently oversees Safety, Health, Environmental, Quality and Training for Quanta Services and its Operating Units. Matt has 21 years of safety management experience with the last 15 being in the Electric Utility and Oil & Gas construction industries. He is a member of the National Construction Safety Executives (NCSE) and an adjunct member of the Edison Electric Institute Occupational Safety and Health Executive Advisory Committee. Matt is also a member of the OSHA Electrical T&D Strategic Partnership Steering Committee where he served as the chairman for 4 years.
Matt served as the past Chairman of the DOL Apprenticeship USA Energy Sector of Excellence in Apprenticeship (SEA). He holds the certificates of Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST), Occupational Health & Safety Technologist (OHST), and Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP).
Outside of his leadership in the construction industry Matt begins a three-year term in July of 2019 as a member of the Board of Trustees for The Boys Home of Virginia. Matt and his wife Kelly have two sons and reside in The Woodlands, TX.