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Brennan Announces Achievement of Three ISO Certifications

Posted by Kimberly Walters on October 29, 2020

LA CROSSE, Wis., October 28, 2020 — J.F. Brennan Company (Brennan) announces certification in occupational health and safety management, quality management, and environmental management, in accordance with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Upon successful completion of certification audits by external auditor and registrar British Standards Institution (BSI), Brennan—an environmental remediation and marine construction contractor—achieved certification in three separate international standards.

Brennan Received ISO Certification in the follow three international standards:

  • ISO 45001—Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • ISO 9001—Quality Management
  • ISO 14001—Environmental Management

To reach this milestone on an inaugural attempt during a pandemic demonstrates Brennan’s dedication to quality and efficiency. Furthermore, it reinforces their commitment to a safe and secure workplace for employees while upholding their vow to act as stewards of the environment.

Brennan Spent Years Investing in Safety, Quality and Environmental Management

Brennan began the process of obtaining certification back in 2014. Leading up to certification, they experienced a reduction in accident rates by enforcing a culture of uniform safety, quality, and environmental management.

While safety, quality, and environmental stewardship are long-standing principles within the company, an integrated ISO certification epitomizes all three values and proves that Brennan objectively maintains the highest global standards. To continually support and enforce ISO standards, Brennan employs a full-time safety staff, equating to 1 safety manager per 50 employees—double the ratio of a typical U.S. construction company.

Commenting on the achievement, President and CEO Matt Binsfeld said, “The pursuit of success is a core endeavor for all businesses who strive to lead in their industries. Success is not guaranteed, not easily achieved, and requires deliberate strategies and effort.
Our multi-year journey has been a significant team effort that delivers on a long-held strategy to make success systematic. In meeting the combined ISO standards, our organization has developed a formal quality management system that deliberately enhances the safety, quality, and environmental stewardship of our work.
We are thankful for and want to highlight the exceptional efforts of our team in shifting paradigms with respect to how we execute work. As a result, the delivery of Brennan projects and client experience has been immeasurably enhanced beyond even our previous high standards.”
About Brennan

J.F. Brennan Company (Brennan) is a fourth-generation, family-owned company specializing in environmental remediation and marine construction services throughout waterways of the United States. Working closely with private and public owners of water-based infrastructure since 1919, Brennan’s focus on safety and quality is unmatched in the industry. Brennan takes pride in successfully working with clients, partners, and engineering firms while upholding high levels of integrity, safety and professionalism.  

For more on Brennan's safety culture and 100-year history, visit our About Us page

Media Contact: Kimberly Walters
J.F. Brennan Company, Inc.


Topics: safety, Safety Based Observation Program, Corporate Culture, Employee Engagement, Great Place to Work, careers, ISO Certification, Quality Management System, Total Quality Management

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