IFCA Safety Program

Construction is a dangerous business, one of the most dangerous. It's a challenge to keep people safe and healthy on the job, and no one can do it alone. That's why we hired a new Safety Director, and consulting firm, Haztekā€¦who specializes in safety and savings. We offer various ways for our Members to increase safety at their jobsites. Working together, we'll help you save time, money, and most importantly, lives. We also offer an array of services designed to enhance contractor competitiveness and protect the health and safety of our workers.

Through the IFCA Safety Program, Members will receive a safety evaluation/assessment, safety director services and a variety of templates inclusive of a company specific safety and health manual. Our training and safety program will help members improve their:

  • EMR
  • Total Recordable Incidence Rate (TRIR)
  • Days Away, Restricted, or Transferred (DART)
  • Lost Workday Rate (LWR)
  • Severity Rate

The IFCA Safety Program will also help Members:

  • Decrease down-time due to jobsite accidents
  • Pay lower workers' compensation premiums
  • Provide safe and compliant projects
  • Increase workforce morale

 IFCA is an Industry Partner with Mid-Atlantic Construction Safety Council  


Michael Brantley has over 28 years of direct experience in construction and general industry health and safety. He transitioned from his first career as a Paramedic/Firefighter to "prevent some injuries rather than clean up after them." Michael has worked as a Risk Manager, Safety Manager and/or Consultant on numerous construction projects such as casinos, high/low rise residential, high/low rise commercial and mixed use as well as radiological, paper, chemical, pharmaceutical, marine terminals, power generation and others. He specializes in site health and safety management and contractor safety management.

Michael has worked with general contractors and construction management firms such as RUST International, Yates & Sons Construction, John Moriarty & Associates and others. He has also worked with developers and owners such as Marriott, Hard Rock, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson, and Merck. Michael is an OSHA 500 and 501 (Construction & General Industry) safety trainer and is authorized to conduct OSHA 10 and 30 hour courses. Michael holds a Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University as well as the Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST) certification from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.