J. Benton Construction, LLC Participates in National Safety Stand Down

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Each J. Benton job site completes Safety Stand-Down reconfirming the company’s commitment to supporting safety initiatives.

J. Benton Construction, LLC, a construction leader in the U.S. Virgin Islands, participated in the 6th Annual “National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down,” a voluntary workplace event with emphasis on worksite safety and fall prevention through toolbox talks and jobsite safety activities. This is the second year that J. Benton has participated in the program and each J. Benton job site on St. Croix and St. Thomas completed this program reconfirming the company’s commitment to supporting safety initiatives.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) joined with other occupational safety organizations to encourage businesses nationwide to participate in the National Safety Stand-Down during May 6-10, 2019. This event provides training on safety with a special focus on preventing and eliminating falls on job sites—the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry. During Safety Stand-Down events, work paused at J. Benton sites so that all personnel could participate in a series of exercises reinforcing the importance of preventing falls, avoiding hazards, and the use of protective methods, as well reviewing J. Benton’s safety policies, goals, and expectations.

J. Benton Superintendent, Dan Kinney, helped lead the safety instruction at his worksite and said, “Safety trainings like these help us discuss the ‘near misses’ and how to be better and be safer and eliminate the hazards as much as possible.” He went on to add, ”It’s everyone’s responsibility to come together and help each other.”

As a General Contractor, J. Benton Construction specializes in all phases of construction projects including design/build, and construction management for commercial, industrial, institutional, civil, and custom residential jobs. J. Benton takes pride in their responsibility to ensure workplace safety on all of their projects, to their family of employees, and the community of the Virgin Islands in which they live.

About J. Benton Construction, LLC
Founded in 2006, J. Benton Construction is recognized as a leading builder in the Caribbean by delivering services that consistently exceed expectations. J. Benton Construction provides commercial construction, hospitality construction, industrial construction, institutional construction, civil construction, and disaster recovery with professionalism, detailed planning and execution, teamwork, and a warm company culture that clients appreciate. To learn more about J. Benton Construction and their services, visit their website at http://www.jbcvi.com

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