Zachry Construction participates in Safety Week - May 6-10, 2019

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Zachry Construction Teams Actively Engage in Construction Safety Week 2019 Every day, we walk onto our sites with one goal in mind – get the job done safely. We take great pride in the role we play shaping the communities in which we live, work and play. But even more than that, we have a responsibility to one another and our families and friends at home. It’s what drives us in every decision we make and why we never back down from doing what’s right, and doing what’s safe. Being safe every day on every job site crosses competitive boundaries. That’s why we at Zachry banded together to celebrate Construction Safety Week, which ran this year from Monday, May 6th to Friday, May 10th. Our project teams from the Raleigh/ Durham, NC area took the initiative to have the most successful and collaborative Safety Week possible. The management teams gathered a combination of internal employees with external vendors to deliver safety lessons at job-wide mass safety meetings every day of the week. The week’s daily focus centered around this year’s theme of Safety Week: “Safety by Choice.” We all make hundreds of decisions every single day, but the choice to be safe should always be the first priority. Representatives from United Rentals, Hilti, Caterpillar, National Railroad Safety Services, as well as employees from the Zachry equipment and safety departments delivered lessons to the project teams that included: excavations, confined spaces, railroad safety, equipment safety, trailers and hauling, silica, and power tool maintenance. Also, the corporate safety team handed out Zachry Safety Week hats to every jobsite in the company to show appreciation for all the hard work our teams do, and for doing it safely. Our goals of embracing Safety Week were made possible through the top down level of collective commitment from the Zachry corporate safety department, the Morrisville, NC management team, and the local project managers, engineers, superintendents, and foremen. Most importantly, the engagement of the employees who perform the work (operators, laborers, carpenters, etc.) was critical and extremely uplifting as we continue to work together to reach our ultimate goals of zero injuries and incidents. We will challenge ourselves to continuously improve our future Safety Week efforts, just as we work to never stop improving our safety culture and practices on a day to day basis. The embrace and hard work by the teams during Safety Week 2019 truly showed that together we can do great things.

Gerald Stevens with National Railroad Safety Services talks about railroad safety.

Hilti representative Newton Wassen discusses silica awareness and power tool maintenance.

ZCC Equipment Superintendent James Hill gives a lesson on trailer and hauling safety.

Ed Aldridge with Gregory Poole (Caterpillar) highlights the importance of equipment safety and working around heavy machinery.

Joe Rodgers from United Rentals – Trench Safety instructs ZCC teams on excavation and confined space safety.

ZCC Superintendent Ray Fuentes highlights the importance of how proper planning always involves safety.