Turner Construction Company to Hold 11th Annual Safety Stand-Down on May 4, 2015

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Turner will stop work on 1,000 jobsites to discuss safety with more than 45,000 workers

Turner’s Building L.I.F.E. approach strives to eliminate worksite incidents through better pre-planning of construction activities, and through initiating safety engagement at project pursuit.

Turner Construction Company is pleased to announce the company will hold its 11th annual Safety Stand-Down on May 4, 2015, stopping work on jobsites around the world to deliver an important safety message, Situational Awareness: Know Your Next Move, to more than 45,000 workers. Turner has chosen to make this investment as everyone at our company cares deeply about the safety of the people who work on our projects and those who live in our communities.

It is as essential for workers to understand the hazards of the work going on around them as it is for them to understand the hazards associated with their own work. Safety Stand-Down presentations on the important topic of Situational Awareness: Know Your Next will highlight strategies for increasing awareness, as well as for controlling and continuously improving construction safety processes using the lean management concept of Plan, Do, Check, Adjust.

With the Plan, Do, Check, Adjust cycle as a framework, workers plan their next move or activity, execute that move, and then review that move and its outcome to determine whether the workflow should be adjusted and improved upon or if it can be practiced as a standard. The process of continuously re-evaluating risks and hazards – and modifying workflows to mitigate those risks – helps workers understand the impact of their work on those around them and minimize the hazards associated with that work so each and every member of the project team can go home safely every day.

“Turner’s Building L.I.F.E. approach strives to eliminate worksite incidents through better pre-planning of construction activities, and through initiating safety engagement at project pursuit,” said Cindy DePrater, the company’s vice president of Environmental Health and Safety. She continued, “As we stop work on more than 1,000 projects, we will deliver this important message and continue to drive a culture of safety on our projects.”

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 $10 billion, Turner is committed to making a difference in the lives of our people, customers and community. Our company culture fosters a safe work environment, prizes diversity and inclusion, promotes innovation, embraces sustainability, and nurtures community partnerships. Our people distinguish themselves by the passion, creativity and technical skills they bring to their work. They are dedicated to delivering on our promises and earning recognition as the highest value provider of services in the construction industry. 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 about 53,000 employees and a sales volume of more than EUR 22 billion in FY 2014, 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.de/press.

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