Albert Apadula, Director, Loss Control at Heritage Mechanical Services

Albert Apadula

Director, Loss Control

Value Delivered

As head of Heritage Mechanical Service’s safety program, Al helps ensure the company's ability to deliver its mechanical construction projects both safely and on time. His responsibilities cover all safety-related and risk management activities. These include handling workmen's compensation issues, investigating and filing insurance claims, ordering appropriate safety equipment, distributing safety manuals that have been customized to the requirements of each project, and administering EMCOR's safety program.

In addition, he performs the root cause analyses needed to determine why an accident happened and to avoid a recurrence. At the job site, he makes sure employees wear proper protective gear, have all of the necessary equipment to work safely, and that the site is safely maintained. Throughout, his goal is always to provide a safe environment for employees, enabling them to achieve the level of productivity required for high-performance project delivery .

Expertise

After stints as manager of an automotive parts store and as service technician for a well drilling company, Al joined Heritage Mechanical Services in 1998 as Service Department Supervisor. In this position, he was responsible for managing service personnel, scheduling mechanical and HVAC maintenance activities, and purchasing the department's equipment and materials. He moved into his current position in 2005.

Al attended BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) Automotive Technology Training School. He has also taken the SMACNA (Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association) supervisor safety course, and OSHA’s 30-hour and 10-hour courses. A member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, he is also a licensed NYC DOB Site Safety Manager .

The Personal Side

Al has three children, a girl and two boys. In addition to his family, he enjoys riding motorcycles, camping, and attending his son’s hockey games.