Richard Patterson is Golden Sands’ Safety Manager. He is responsible for driving policies and procedures regarding best safety practices and ensuring they are implemented nationwide throughout all of Golden Sands offices.
Richard has completely overhauled Golden Sands’ safety program. He created our Safety & Health Program guidelines, standardized Job Safety Documentation, and spearheaded our job site Hazardous Communications Program. He has administered nearly 200 OSHA courses, both OSHA 10 & 30 around the country. Richard regularly conducts dozens of project inspections each month, through onsite and virtual tours.
In addition to being OSHA 510 certified, Richard has training in EM-381-1-1, HAZWOPER, Erosion & Sediment Control. CPR, AED & First Aid, First Responder, OSHA 300, Heavy Equipment, Safety Leadership, Effective Facilitator, and Leadership Fundamentals. His most recent OSHA recertification is from Georgia Tech in November 2018.
Richard began his construction career in 1997. He has experience in a wide-range of roles, including Superintendent, Project Manager, Supervisor, Foreman, and Sales Associate.
Richard is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He attended the Marine Corps Institute and Georgia Perimeter College.