Turner Construction Company Delivers Safety Message to 40,000 Workers at Ninth Annual Safety Stand-Down

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Turner’s 2013 Safety Stand-Down Focuses on Promoting Personal Health and Well-Being, On and Off the Job

Contractors gather as part of Turner's 2012 Safety Stand-Down at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Ambulatory Care Center project

Safety Stand-Down 2012

Turner is focused on continuous improvement, empowering people to find and suggest solutions, and has an unwavering commitment to sending every worker home safe and healthy every day.

On Tuesday, September 3rd, work will be suspended on Turner Construction Company jobs across the United States while safety managers deliver an important message on Personal Health and Well-Being, On and Off the Job.

Turner is committed to the principle of Building L.I.F.E. (Living Injury Free Everyday). We recognize the need to go beyond the fences of the jobsite and spend time communicating with our staff, tradespeople and partners about the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. Our goal is to increase awareness of early warning signs to avoid and minimize personal health emergencies.

As part of this goal, Turner will hold its ninth annual National Safety Stand-Down on Tuesday. We will stop work and take time to refocus our attention on safety, specifically on assistance and support for our employees and others working on our projects in their efforts to establish healthier lives. Showing workers where to find information and resources to help protect and improve their health is one of our primary goals this year.

Cindy DePrater, Vice President of Environmental Health and Safety said, “Holding these Stand-Downs is one way Turner demonstrates how safety is integrated into our company culture.” She continued, “Turner is focused on continuous improvement, empowering people to find and suggest solutions, and has an unwavering commitment to sending every worker home safe and healthy every day.”

About Turner Construction Company
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company. Founded in 1902, Turner first made its mark on the industry pioneering the use of steel-reinforced concrete for general building, which enabled the company to deliver safer, stronger, and more efficient buildings to clients. The company continues to embrace emerging technologies and offers an increasingly diverse set of services. With an annual construction volume of $9 billion, Turner is the largest builder in the United States, ranking first or second in the major market segments of the building construction field, including healthcare, education, sports, commercial, and green building. The firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, a publicly traded company, and one of the world’s leading international construction service providers. For more information please visit http://www.turnerconstruction.com.

About HOCHTIEF
HOCHTIEF is one of the leading international providers of construction-related services. With more than 80,000 employees and a sales volume of EUR 23.28 billion in FY 2011, the company is represented in all the world‘s major markets. With its core competencies in development, building and operation, the Group delivers services for the entire life cycle of infrastructure projects, real estate and facilities. The focus of the related business activities is on four strategic areas: energy infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, major cities, and resources. With its subsidiary Leighton (HOCHTIEF share around 54 percent), the Group is a market leader in Australia. In the USA, the biggest construction market in the world, HOCHTIEF is the No. 1 general builder via its subsidiary Turner and, with Group company Flatiron, ranks among the most important players in the field of transportation infrastructure construction. Because of its engagement for sustainability, HOCHTIEF has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2006. Further information is available at http://www.hochtief.com/press.

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