Aaron Hunter has more than 13 years of experience in construction management and occupational health and safety, with specialized knowledge in project management, quality control/quality assurance, design and constructability reviews, building commissioning, cost estimating and negotiations, information management systems, and construction safety and risk management.
Aaron began his career at MBP as a Quality Assurance Inspector and worked in numerous roles for clients, such as Construction Oversight Engineer and Quality Assurance Manager, until being promoted to the Director of Safety for MBP. As Director of Safety, Aaron is responsible for the oversight and management for all aspects of the company’s Health and Safety Program. He develops and enforces policies to maintain a culture of health and safety and evaluates practices, procedures, and our facilities to assess risk and ensure compliance with federal and state laws. Aaron also leads our incident investigations, audits project sites for compliance, and handles safety for our fleet management program. Additionally, he provides awareness level and specialized training for team members to safely perform their work and oversees our safety committee which develops and distributes toolbox talks, safety quizzes, lunch and learns, safety presentations, and provides our initial safety orientations for team members.
BS, Construction Management, Wentworth Institute of Technology
1. What got you into your current career path?
Prior to graduating from college, I took a course in Construction Safety and Risk Management. Now this didn’t get me into my current career path, but it did give me fundamental knowledge in occupational health and safety. I applied these teachings on my first project right out of college and I really enjoyed and became passionate about the health and safety of people on the jobsite. It was this experience which helped me turn safety into a career.
2. What’s your favorite thing about your job?
Being able make a difference and look out for the health, safety, and wellbeing of my team members at MBP is my favorite part of the job. Successfully constructing a challenging project has always given me a sense of pride but knowing that I created a control or process that helped bring a team member home safely really makes my job satisfying.
3. What was/is the career milestone you are most proud of?
I was most proud of being promoted to the Director of Safety here at MBP. I spent years cultivating the appropriate experience, training, education, and certifications to get into the position and to have all the hard work finally pay of is very gratifying.