Image courtesy of AGCMO and Milwaukee Tool (left: Brandon Anderson, right: Justin Azbill)

Brandon Anderson Honored for Support of Trade Professional Safety

ST. LOUIS. Mo. – Brandon Anderson, vice president of safety for the Associated General Contractors of Missouri (AGCMO), has been recognized by Milwaukee Tool with its prestigious Pillar Award. The presentation took place at Milwaukee Tool’s Health and Safety Summit held Feb. 6 in Milwaukee, Wis. at Milwaukee Tool headquarters – an invitation-only event for selected elite safety professionals and industry leaders.

Anderson has 26 years’ experience in the construction industry. He joined AGCMO in 2020 as a safety consultant and was promoted to vice president in 2021. Prior to that, he was employed by the Missouri Dept. of Transportation for 17 years, including 15 years as a lead safety instructor.

At AGCMO Anderson develops, leads and facilitates all aspects of safety training pertaining to the construction industry. He serves as facilitator for AGCMO’s OSHA Partnership, meeting quarterly with the area director from the St. Louis OSHA office and member companies.  He also provides staffing for several committees, both nationally and locally, including AGCMO Executive Safety Committee, Safety Forum, Heavy Highway and Infrastructure Joint MoDOT Safety Committee. He also is chairperson of the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumer’s Safety Committee and serves on the ACT Missouri board.

Anderson is a passionate advocate for mental health in the construction industry, serving as a speaker at national and regional meetings. In 2022, he co-founded the AGC of America National Taskforce: Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Substance Misuse and currently co-chairs that committee with fellow colleagues Mandi Kime (AGC of Washington), and Kevin Cannon and Nazia Shia of AGC of America. Working with Washington University in St. Louis and the AGCMO Mental Health/Suicide Prevention in Construction Committee, Anderson and his colleagues have developed a series of toolbox talks for “Mental Health Mondays.” These tool box talks and other efforts to reach trade craftspersons have become a national model replicated many times over.

Commenting on the award, Justin Azbill, director, national environment, health & safety, Milwaukee Tool, said, “Brandon is recognized by his peers as a servant leader with a thought leadership mindset, and willing to move past vulnerability as a leader to help others in the industry with the ultimate impact in mind – Trade Professionals Safety excellence. Milwaukee Tool is grateful for his service to the industry and collaboration with others in the industry for maximum performance in safety.”