Meet the Safety Team

The Rasmussen Group safety culture is built on strong individual leader development, effective risk settlement at the state level, and positive reinforcement of critical safe behaviors.

Randy Cooper 

Director of Safety and Risk Management

Meet Randy Cooper, our Director of Construction Risk and Safety at The Rasmussen Group. With over 30 years of construction experience, Randy is dedicated to managing risk and safety programs, advising leaders on safe work practices, and ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations.

Previously at CRH Americas Materials, Randy served as the Safety Director for the Midwest Region. His expertise spans risk management, workplace safety, and cultivating a culture of safety excellence. He excels in developing and executing safety programs, regulatory compliance, risk assessments, and emergency response plans.

Beyond his safety roles, Randy has held leadership positions overseeing operations in paving and construction. A Simpson College graduate in Business Management with a minor in HR Management, Randy calls Des Moines home and resides in Ankeny with his wife, Emily. In his downtime, he enjoys tinkering around the garage and cherishing moments with family and friends. 

Sajid Ordagic

Safety Manager

Sajid Ordagic is the Safety Manager for the Rasmussen Group. Sajid started in the construction business working as a laborer and equipment operator for Grimes Asphalt and Paving Corporation between 1998-2002. His work ethic and dedication during his early career years resulted in promotion to Asphalt Supervisor from 2002 -2005.As a supervisor, Sajid continued to meet and exceed field project goals while maintaining a great safety record. This led to yet another promotion in his career in which he was named Safety Manager for Grimes Asphalt and Paving, and later the Rasmussen Group from 2005 to present. Sajid enjoys working with field team members and helps them implement safety controls that lead to reduced workplace hazards.  He performs safety audits of job sites and inspects facilities, machinery and equipment which help minimize safety risks and avoid team member injuries. Sajid Ordagic grew up in Bosnia and Hercegovina and now he and his family live in Urbandale, Iowa. He enjoys spending his free time with extended family and friends.