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Ulysses Melgar, Durr’s Safety Director, spends most of his time out in the field ensuring that our jobsites and team members are safe and have the resources, training, tools and support they need to maintain a safe environment. 

Before joining the Durr team in May 2015, Melgar served as Assistant Safety Manager at Woodward Design Build for 6 years. In addition to being a Certified First Responder and having his OSHA 30 and 500, his formidable background in the safety arena includes not only work in the construction industry, but plant work at Chevron in Pascagoula, BASF in Geismer, Motiva in Convent and Marathon in Garyville.

He has extensive practical experience as well and is trained to operate much of the equipment DURR has in the field.  Pairing this with his formal education, an Associate Degree in Safety and Health Technology from Delgado and a Specialist in Safety and Health (SSH) in Construction from the University of Texas Arlington, Ulysses has an understanding and appreciation about what life is like on a jobsite and a desire to share his knowledge with others

Melgar is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.  He is fluent in Spanish and resides in Mandeville his wife, Joy, and his two children, Blake, age 7 and Bailey, age 6.  When not wearing his safety hat, he enjoys inland saltwater fishing, spending time with his family, and cheering on the New Orleans Saints.