IAP Project Reaches Safety Benchmark
Cape Canaveral, FL – IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. announced that the team at its Camp Taji, Iraq, project has operated for over 600 days and 5,000,000 hours without a lost-time injury.
“I’m very proud of our team and the effort they put forth every day to work safely in this harsh and austere environment,” said Project Manager Karl Schmidt. “They are very focused and committed to ensuring that no one on the team gets hurt and everyone goes to their homes safely each night.”
IAP provides around-the-clock facility and infrastructure operations and maintenance throughout Camp Taji, which is essentially a small city with more than 4 million square feet of buildings and container-style housing units. Camp Taji is part of the Air Force Contract Augmentation Program (AFCAP). The project is built around a multi-cultural workforce in keeping with AFCAP’s goals and the goals of the U.S. Army’s Iraqi First Initiative, which strives to use local workers and Iraqi subcontracting companies.
“Protecting the health and safety of our employees and the environment is an uncompromising initiative of our Company,” said Steve Gaffney, IAP CEO and Chairman of the Board. “Everyone is held responsible for their support of our safety program. For Camp Taji to achieve such an impressive safety milestone in a hostile environment not only shows their dedication to our safety mission, but also a tremendous amount of leadership.”
IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. is a leading international contractor providing global mission support for commercial industries, the Department of Defense and other U.S. government agencies. The company operates in three lines of business: Global Operations and Logistics, Base Operations Support Services, and Professional and Technical Services.
IAP’s corporate headquarters is located in Cape Canaveral, Florida, and the company employs more than 7,000 people at more than 100 locations worldwide. IAP’s website can be accessed at www.iapws.com.