Turner Construction Company Team at Capitol Dome Restoration Project to Mark Industry Safety Week with Safety Stand-Down

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Project team will stop work May 6 for important safety message on fall protection and situational awareness.

We gather alongside our colleagues and business partners and hold these Stand-Downs to express how deeply we care about the safety of the people who work on our projects and those who live in the surrounding communities

Turner Construction Company is pleased to announce that the project team managing the restoration of the Capitol Dome in Washington, DC, will participate in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction. On May 6, the entire project team will stop work and engage with government and industry leaders and business partners on the important safety topics of fall prevention, situational awareness, and knowing your next move.

The Safety Stand-Down provides a collaborative platform for government and industry leaders to communicate important safety messages that serve to strengthen the technical skills of people working on Turner's projects, drive a culture of safety, and make Turner team members and their partners safer and better builders.

Presentations from Turner, the company's partners, and government officials will approach key safety topics from multiple perspectives. Demonstrations and discussions will show how to inspect and wear a safety harness and how to choose an anchor point, review the hazards and best practices associated with erecting, inspecting, and using scaffolding, and go over the process of assessing safety hazards and their financial and personal impact. Additionally, United States Deputy Secretary of Labor, Chris Lu, will offer remarks that emphasize the importance of fall protection and the impact workplace accidents have on families.

In addition to the Capitol Dome Stand-Down, more than 1,000 Turner projects around the world have participated in Safety Week, holding their own Stand-Downs to promote situational awareness and the continuous improvement of our safety processes using the lean management approach known as 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 that each and every member of the project team can go home safely every day,” said Ms. DePrater. She continued, saying, “Fall protection is one incredibly important topic under the broader heading of situational awareness and knowing your next move. We gather alongside our colleagues and business partners and hold these Stand-Downs to express how deeply we care about the safety of the people who work on our projects and those who live in the surrounding communities.”

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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