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Bill Schaffner Named President of Job-Site Safety Institute

J. Gary Hill

Raleigh, N.C. (June 10, 2021) – The Job-Site Safety Institute (JSI) is pleased to announce that Bill Schaffner has been named to the position of President.  Schaffner is the successor to Mike Gerber who held the role previously.  Gerber was instrumental in establishing JSI and leading its mission to provide grants that fund research and educational tool development to reduce job-site injuries and eliminate job-site fatalities. 

“JSI is fortunate to have Bill as our new President,” states J. Gary Hill, Executive Director of the Job-Site Safety Institute.  “Bill brings more than 30 years of leadership, risk management and safety experience to his new role.  He has been an active member of the JSI Board of Directors for the past few years and is involved with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) on the Construction, Safety and Health committee. Bill’s experience and keen understanding of the Job-Site Safety Institute’s mission make him an excellent choice to fill the role of President with JSI.”

Schaffner has been part of JSI since 2015 when he served as Executive Director and lead the nonprofit organization with passion, dedication and a commitment to the JSI mission.  He was instrumental in helping JSI establish strong partnerships with numerous research organizations, educational institutions and trade associations. In 2019, Schaffner was chosen to receive the Leadership in Construction Safety SAFE (Safety Award for Excellence) Award for his vision, leadership and commitment toward improving construction safety in the home building industry.

Founded by Builders Mutual, the Job-Site Safety Institute (JSI) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. This research and educational organization is dedicated to eliminating all job-site related injuries and deaths in the construction industry. Research by JSI will play a critical role in improving on-the-job safety and saving lives.