More Than 4,500 Construction Personnel Pause Work on AP Jobsites to Focus on Safety
DENVER, CO During Safety Week 2016, work halted each day on all 80-plus Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) job sites across the country, as more than 4,500 workers stopped to reflect on the dangers associated with the business of building. Safety Week 2016 was organized by national and global construction firms comprising the Construction Industry Safety Initiative (CISI) and the Incident and Injury Free (IIF) CEO Forum. The week"long program aimed to inspire a continued commitment to safety across the industry where more than 80,000 workers suffer an injury each year.
"As a co-sponsor of Safety Week 2016, AP has joined 60 leading companies and various industry associations to show that we can all work together toward a common goal of keeping our workforce safe and ensuring that all our workers go home safely every night," said Rick Whitney, CEO of AP.
Each day of safety week, AP employees and subcontracting partners engaged in safety talks, crisis management drills, fall protection demonstrations and other training events. To cap off the week, AP hosted a half"day of safety training for all field team members on Friday, which was followed by demonstrations from local safety equipment vendors and a celebratory lunch.
"The Safety Week motto of "˜Many Roles, One Goal - Building Safely Together' accurately reflects the approach of these organizations to share our best practices in preventing accidents and ensuring worker safety," said Whitney. "The benefit will come as we learn from each other and lift the overall capabilities of our industry in preventing construction site accidents."
AP is committed to an Incident and Injury Free work environment where everyone goes home safely every day.