Brian Salsgiver Safety Professional of the Year
Joe Sadler
Exxel Pacific

Joe Sadler started with Exxel Pacific in 2008 and has since implemented a number of new safety policies that have elevated Exxel’s safety program and, in turn, the company’s safety culture.

One of the first policies that Sadler implemented was to require safety evaluations of each subcontractor’s site-safety plan. This helped Exxel’s subcontractors by requiring them to define how they perform their work, which identifies deficiencies within their safety plans. The process is a good barometer on how subcontractors perform their work safely.

Sadler takes a personal interest in developing a solid and robust safety program that is effective in practice.

“If you keep safety simple, it gets done,” Sadler says.

He is actively involved with subcontractors and workers, and is dedicated to finding solutions to safety challenges.

Sadler is also involved with the industry. He’s a member of the AGC Safety Steering Committee, an AGC Northern District representative and a member of Puget Sound chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

Sadler has been a part of the AGC Crane Task force, AGC concrete placement roundtable, CAC electrical subcommittee and AGC hearing task force, and has participated in AGC’s hearing-conservation video. He is a past member of the Puget Sound Safety Summit Steering Committee and was on the Oregon Governor’s Safety & Health (GOSH) planning committee.