Minneapolis, MN /PRNewswire/ -- Adolfson & Peterson Construction (A&P), one of the nation's leading general contractors, conducted a coast-to-coast effort to participate in the National Safety Stand-down to prevent falls in construction.
The national stand-down event, held June 2–6, 2014 and initiated by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), encourages construction employers and workers to pause during the workday to talk about fall prevention and discuss topics such as ladder safety, scaffolding safety and roofing work.
In total, 1,389 workers on 39 Adolfson & Peterson Construction job sites from Seattle, Washington to Charlotte, North Carolina participated in the individual "stand-downs" during the week. Programs varied by site, but all followed OSHA guidelines for fall protection education, and workers received recognition for participating. As an example, workers on a Tempe, Arizona job site witnessed the impacts of falls in a demonstration utilizing a crash dummy in a harness.
"We take safety very seriously at A&P," states Paula Eick, national safety director at Adolfson & Peterson Construction. "Fall prevention is a key area of focus in maintaining safe job sites, and we are extremely pleased with the excitement and commitment our teams have shown in participating in the national stand-down."
According to OSHA statistics, falls are one of the leading causes of injuries and deaths in the construction industry. The National Stand-Down is part of OSHA's Fall Prevention Campaign that started in 2012. As part of the campaign OSHA provided employers with education materials and provided a means for participating workers to receive personalized certificates.
About Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Adolfson & Peterson Construction is a U.S.-based, privately held firm that is consistently ranked among the top 50 construction managers and general contractors in the nation. Founded in 1946, the company has built longstanding commitments to the regions in which it operates and is known nationally for its innovative and collaborative approaches within the building industry. Adolfson & Peterson Construction serves the education, multifamily, healthcare, energy, commercial, municipal and senior living market segments from its offices in Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Portland and Tacoma. For more information, visit www.a-p.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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