June 22, 2018

On Track With Trains

August 9, 2017

Mike Ferry and Tom Alexson, Jr. Thomaston’s Railroad Museum of New England invited Safety Director Mike Ferry and Quarry Supervisor Tom Alexson, Jr., to educate its volunteers about safety issues working around big equipment – […]

Your Feedback Has An Impact

August 9, 2017

The Safety Department routinely conducts stand-downs throughout the year, designed to educate and raise awareness around critically important safety issues. Stand-downs give us all an opportunity to “stand down” from work for a short but […]


May 11, 2017

O&G was honored to receive a variety of industry and community awards. 1: Hartford Business Journal Family Business Award, for outstanding regional achievement by O&G, family-owned since 1923. 2: 2016 CCIA Industry Recognition Awards saw […]

Corporate Safety Director Mike Ferry

December 28, 2016

“My Days at O&G” profiles employees around the company working at unusual jobs every day. Your immediate word association with “safety director” would probably not be “psychologist,” but what makes people tick is one of […]

Building Stronger Communities

April 1, 2016

Brittney Gustafson was one of ten O&G volunteers who read to Torrington elementary school children as part of the Northwest Chamber of Commerce’s Read Aloud Day The volunteer spirit is alive and very well at […]

2015 Safety Award Winners Recognized

April 1, 2016

More than 175 O&G employees met on April 5th for the 2016 Annual Safety Meeting at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Safety Director Mike Ferry and principals from all of O&G’s divisions spoke of […]

What’s your “safety perspective?”

April 1, 2016

FROM THE SAFETY DIRECTOR: MIKE FERRY Our perspective on life forms and changes based on the people we interact with and the experiences we have, both good and bad. Our perspective reflects who we are […]

So, Where Are You With Near Misses

October 1, 2015

The National Safety Council defines a “near miss” as an unplanned event that did not result in an injury, illness or damage, but could have. Here’s the problem: near-miss incidents are too easy to dismiss […]

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