Turner Construction Company Achieves OSHAS 18001 Registration for Safety Program that Emphasizes Continuous Improvement

OSHAS 18001 Registration validates success of Turner’s commitment to worker safety.

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Turner Safety Stand Down Meeting

Registration with OHSAS 18001 is third-party validation of the success of our safety program. I am proud of the significant achievement of our people, and our partners who supported us and worked diligently to achieve this recognition.

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 14, 2014

Turner Construction Company has earned Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Services (OHSAS) 18001 registration, which recognizes the development and implementation of a comprehensive safety program that strives to provide and maintain the safest possible work conditions.

OHSAS registration demonstrates Turner’s commitment to safety and dedication to the continuous improvement of safety performance. Turner’s safety philosophy is trademarked as Building L.I.F.E.® (Living Injury Free Everyday). The Building L.I.F.E. approach strives to eliminate all worksite incidents and is supported by four guiding principles:

  •     Injuries are Preventable
  •     Perform a Job Only if it is Safe
  •     Working Safely is a Condition of Employment
  •     Practice and Expect Safe Behavior Everywhere, Every Day.

“Registration with OHSAS 18001 is third-party validation of the success of our safety program. I am proud of the significant achievement of our people, and our partners who supported us and worked diligently to achieve this recognition,” said Cindy DePrater, vice president and corporate director of Environmental Health & Safety at Turner. She continued, “Achieving OHSAS registration is a great indicator of the maturity and advancement of our safety program, and is one of the things that sets us apart in the industry.”

OHSAS 18001 is an internationally-recognized occupational health, and safety management systems registration and certification program developed to assist organizations with their health, safety, and risk management efforts and their safety performance.

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 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, 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 most international construction groups worldwide. The company delivers complex infrastructure projects, in some cases on the basis of concession models. The Group operates in the transportation infrastructure, energy infrastructure and social/urban infrastructure segments as well as in the contract mining business. With nearly 81,000 employees and a sales volume of more than EUR 25 billion in FY 2013, HOCHTIEF is represented in all the world’s major markets. With its subsidiary Leighton, the Group is 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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