Southeastern Michigan Hires a New Director of Safety

From a licensed plasterer and builder for the last 28 years to the director of safety, Drew Maltese is taking on a new role with the Southeastern Michigan chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors.

“I’ve been in the business of construction for nearly three decades, and a part of ABC locally and nationally for six years,” Maltese said. “I moved into this role to expand the industry, keep fellow skilled trade workers safe, and to help them go home at the end of every day.”
Maltese adds to the variety of services for ABC members to take advantage of. Contractors have access to an expert on safety and best practices for the job site—helping ensure each worker starts safe, works safe, and goes home safe.

“As a contactor, I know how nerve-wrecking it can be when OSHA is mentioned on a job site,” Maltese said. “My mission is to help members stay OSHA compliant from someone who walks in their shoes. From one contractor to another, I know some of the pain points with compliance and can resolve any worries in an efficient way.”

Through Drew, ABC Southeastern Michigan will offer various training to members such as First Aid/CPR/AED training, OSHA 10 and 30 training, as well as job site safety reviews and on-site safety briefings for employees. Drew will also provide OSHA 10 training for all students who enroll in our education affiliate the Southeast Michigan Construction Academy.

To get your company up-to-date on safety practices, contact Drew Maltese at or call the ABC office at 248-298-3600.