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Taking a Stand for Safety

Contributor: Swinerton Blogger   |   August 07, 2014
Taking a Stand for Safety

On June 4, Swinerton took a stand for safety with our active participation in OSHA’s 2014 “National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction” campaign. Throughout the United States, from New York to California, participating contractors shut down their jobsites to raise awareness for the prevention of fall hazards in construction and safety in general. For more information on this annual day of safety recognition visit: https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown.

Swinerton hosted a great event in San Francisco at the 333 and 345 Brannan Street projects. Coordinated by Superintendent Larry Crawford, approximately 50 workers from both jobsites received specialized fall protection training from OSHA’s Barbara Goto and Rick Ullerich with Cal/OSHA Consultation. Participants also saw a demonstration on the proper applications of the different fall arrest equipment from Dave Yaffe with MSA.

In Southern California our Puente Learning Center project team also held a wonderful event, volunteering their jobsite and time to facilitate fall protection training. Both stand-down events were a huge success; thank you to everyone involved for your commitment to safety!

-By Greg Tate & Jon Gregg, Regional Safety Managers