Turner Construction Company's 15th Annual Safety Stand-Down Will be Largest in Company History

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Turner to suspend work on 1,500 projects around the world to hold largest safety stand-down in company history and will gather 100,000 colleagues, trade partners, clients, and friends, to reaffirm a collective commitment to safety

NEW YORK, May 2, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Turner Construction Company will suspend work on 1,500 jobsites around the

world on May 6, as the firm holds its 15th annual Safety Stand-Down. The Stand-Down events provide a platform to obtain the full engagement of everyone working on our projects to commit to be All In on safety.

The Stand-Down leads off Safety Week activities in which we will hold daily toolbox talks focused on empowerment and safety topics, such as proper pre-planning, wellness and physical preparedness, and fall protection. "The topics were specifically chosen because they have a great impact on the safety and health of everyone on the projects every day," said Cindy DePrater, senior vice president, chief environmental health & safety officer.

DePrater continued, "Each work day, approximately 100,000 people work on a Turner jobsite. They come to work to achieve great things, work extremely hard, and look forward to going home safely to their loved ones. Our Safety Stand-Down provides us with the opportunity to thank them for building the schools, hospitals and other facilities that make a difference in our communities. It also provides us with an opportunity to remind them to only perform a task if it can be done safely, and to look out for their colleagues and stop any work of any individual if they have a safety concern."

During safety week, we will explore topics through the lens of this year's Safety Stand-Down theme, I'm All In, which encourages workers to reflect and commit to be All In on safety by upholding the four principles of Turner's safety culture — All Injuries are Preventable; Perform a Job Only if it is Safe; Working Safely is a Condition of Employment; Practice and Expect Safe Behavior Everywhere, Every Day.

"A Safety Stand-Down is a time when we take a break from our daily tasks to gather in a safe place, a place that is physically safe as well as a place that is safe to speak up," said DePrater. This is a place where we want to hear the voice of the front-line worker, not just on this day, but every day." She continued, "I'm All In highlights ways that by making the right choices, creating the right environment, and being a courageous leader when it comes to safety, we can positively influence our personal safety and wellbeing, as well as that of our friends, and our coworkers."

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 $13 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


SOURCE Turner Construction Company

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