Gilbane Building Company
Thomas (TJ) Lyons
Mr. Lyons is a safety professional working for Gilbane Construction. He supports field teams and their leadership at construction sites across New York. He has worked for some of the largest general contractors in the United States and loves to take what they have taught him to the field. Board certified as an Occupational Health and Safety Technologist and Certified Safety Professional, his passion is redesigning the workplace. For example, rather than put cut-resistant gloves on a worker, remove what is cutting their hands. He calls the idea "Lyonetics," and the philosophy works. From ridding worksites of ladders to embracing innovations in construction tools and equipment, he sees safety success not in regulations or mandates but in "design intervention."