Turner Construction Company to Hold 17th Annual Company-wide Safety Stand-Down

April 30, 2021


Turner Construction Company is participating in Construction Safety Week May 3-7, with the theme, "Be Safe, Accountable, and Relentless."

Turner Construction Company will suspend work on 1,500 projects around the world on Monday May 3, 2021 to discuss construction safety and active caring.

This year is Turner’s 17th annual company-wide Safety Stand-Down. 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. The event launches Safety Week activities with the theme of Be Safe, Accountable, and Relentless.” We will discuss what it means to be fully engaged in the safety and wellbeing of people and the importance of being relentless in establishing a safe work environment. We will also discuss operational safety planning; asking every person, every day to keep themselves and others safe and healthy by taking the time to plan their activities and look for ways to reduce and eliminate risk.

During Safety Week, we will reinforce the importance of actively caring for each other, as well as remind people that they must speak up when they see or hear something that does not reflect our values of inclusiveness, safety and respect. Turner’s mission is to develop a culture where all people feel that they are part of something extraordinary by managing risk, creating a safe environment, and demonstrating the highest standard of care for each other.

Cindy DePrater, senior vice president said, “We think of our workplace as ‘our house.’ In our house, we foster a caring and safe environment. Holding these Stand-Downs is one way Turner demonstrates how safety is integrated into our company culture and provides us with an opportunity to thank every worker on site for their hard work. It also provides us with an opportunity to reinforce our collective commitment to safety and to Turner’s safety program, Building L.I.F.E Living Injury Free Every day.”

About Turner Construction Company
Turner is an 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 US $15 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.

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