Have you noticed the new look of the Capitol and Herschler Buildings? This facelift includes renovations and updates, collectively known as the Wyoming Capitol Square Project. The project focuses on the restoration of the Capitol, a National Historic Landmark, and includes the rehabilitation of the adjacent Herschler Building.
This project was initiated by Legislature to make much needed renovations and updates to address safety and structural concerns, infrastructure and public needs. Did you know the Capitol is over 125 years old and has never received a comprehensive renovation? In fact, the Capitol was built in three phases dating all the way back to 1888, prior to Wyoming being admitted to the Union as a State. In 1888, we were known as the Territory of Wyoming, with Cheyenne as the Capitol.
Due to the massive scale of work being performed, the project is broken into two basic phases. The first phase addresses structural renovation of the Capitol and east Herschler buildings and Central Utility Plant. The second phase will to address other renovation to the Capitol and begin work to the Herschler Building West Wing.
The Wyoming Capitol Square Project, Phase 1 onsite work has spanned approximately three years. This project incorporates renovation and upgrades to the Capitol Building, Herschler Building East Wing and all support utilities and accesses to these buildings.
Wyoming OSHA Consultation and the Capitol Square Project along with the General Contractor, JE Dunn have proudly collaborated during the renovation to work together to ensure the safety and health of those working on this project. This is a huge undertaking, considering the Project has employed JE Dunn and approximately 30 subcontractors of all trades, totaling upwards of 380 employees working on the site at one time. For the immense number of people working at the site during Phase 1, there have only been five recordable injuries, none of which were serious injuries or resulted in days away from work. That is an amazing accomplishment to all the contractors working on the Capitol Square Project!
Wyoming OSHA Consultation offers free and confidential safety and occupational health services to small and medium-sized businesses in and across the state, with priority given to high-hazard worksites. On-site Consultation services are free and are separate from enforcement and do not result in penalties or citations to the company. Wyoming OSHA Consultants work with employers to identify workplace hazards, provide advice on compliance with OSHA standards, and assists in establishing injury and illness prevention programs.
For additional information about the Wyoming OSHA call (307) 777-7787 or visit wyomingworkforce.org.