By implementing our safety best practices, including increasing the number of safety inspections performed annually at our job sites around the country, we are gaining momentum toward our goal of eliminating safety incidents,” Tony O’Dea, VP Corp Safety
Providence, RI (PRWEB) May 07, 2014
Safety Week has long been an annual tradition at Gilbane Building Company where the safety of its employees is among the company’s highest priorities. In celebration of Safety Week 2014, which kicks off industrywide this week, Gilbane Building Company has joined forces with a consortium of thirty-one national and global construction firms to reaffirm the industry’s commitment to on-the-job safety and maintaining an Incident and Injury-Free (IIF) workplace. Comprising of leading U.S. engineering and construction firms from the Construction Industry Safety (CISI) group and the Incident and Injury Free CEO Forum, Gilbane aims to inspire everyone in the industry to make safety a top priority and reduce worker injury.
“Last year, 82% of Gilbane’s projects realized zero recordable injuries and 94% of our projects had zero lost time injuries, impressive statistics in our industry. By implementing our safety best practices, including increasing the number of safety inspections performed annually at our job sites around the country, we are gaining momentum toward our goal of eliminating safety incidents,” said Tony O’Dea, Gilbane vice president and director of corporate safety. “We are very proud of our safety record, but recognize there’s always more we can do. Industry Safety Week reminds us that, despite our safety progress and achievements, one incident is one too many and an IIF workplace is only possible through effective pre-planning, ongoing awareness, education and personal responsibility.”
Safety is a fundamental core value at Gilbane, exemplified by the “Gilbane Cares” program – a comprehensive, companywide safety program that serves as a constant reminder that everyone, from the highest levels of management to the on-site workforce, has an important role to play in ensuring on-the-job safety. Since Gilbane Cares was implemented in 2008, seven projects have achieved one million safe hours and one project achieved 8.8 million safe hours. Gilbane has also been awarded the Construction Users Roundtable CISE Safety Award three times between 2006 and 2013.
Throughout Safety Week 2014, Gilbane Building Company and its teams will be engaging employees around the Globe in enhanced safety training and awareness activities. Among the activities taking place are executive site safety visits at job sites, CPR and first aid training on job sites and in offices, a safety poster contest for community children, and the recognition of excellence in safety by subcontractors and trade professionals.
As one of Safety Week 2014’s sponsoring companies, Gilbane joins its 30 national and global partners this week to:
- Thank our workers for supporting safety and recognize their efforts to be injury free.
- Increase awareness of the importance of being committed to safety, every day.
- Inspire all of us to share best practices and to work together to strengthen our industry's safety culture.
- Celebrate the need to be injury free.
- Conduct on-site safety awareness activities to support education.
For more information on Safety Week 2014, please visit http://www.safetyweek2014.com and to view Gilbane Building Company’s Safety Week 2014 video featuring Gilbane president & chief operating officer, Bill Gilbane please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHrhbEEv_8A.