Turner Construction Company Delivers Safety Message to 45,000 workers at 10th Annual Safety Stand-Down

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Turner’s 2014 Safety Stand-Down focuses on the role of pre-task planning for safety

Holding these Stand-Downs is one way Turner demonstrates how safety is integrated into our company culture.

On Monday, June 2, 2014, work will be suspended on Turner Construction Company jobs across the United States while the company delivers an important message on this year’s theme: Proper Pre-Task Planning for Safety.

Effective pre-task planning aligns an entire project team with regard to the work they need to accomplish in a given day, helps them identify possible hazards and risks associated with their work, and gives them the opportunity to develop a plan to mitigate and avoid those hazards and risks. It also gives each employee a voice and helps them take responsibility for their own safety and for the safety of their fellow workers.

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. It exhibits our philosophy that we are all safety – which means everyone from senior leadership to the front line workers are engaged and proactive in supporting a safe work environment and sending every worker home safe and healthy every day.” She continued, “Our commitment to establishing safe work sites helped our company earn Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Services (OHSAS) 18001 registration. Turner is one of only a few construction companies in the United States to earn this distinction.”

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.


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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Christopher McFadden
Turner Construction Company
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