HARTFORD, CONN.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) today announced it is sponsoring Construction Safety Week 2018 (May 7–11) to help raise awareness for the construction industry’s commitment to workplace safety and eliminating employee injuries.
“There is inherent risk in construction that comes with the nature of the job,” said Rick Keegan, President of Construction at Travelers. “But that doesn’t mean many accidents and injuries can’t be prevented. We have seen a significant difference in on-the-job injuries when construction companies place safety at the center of their culture, and we want to do our part to help make that possible.”
According to the 2017 Travelers Risk Index, nearly half of construction firms surveyed said employee safety is a top worry, and their concern about employee safety is among the highest of all 12 industries polled. To help contractors protect their workers and projects, Travelers recommends the following:
For more information on how contractors can keep employees and property safe, visit the Travelers Prepare and Prevent website. For more information about Construction Safety Week, visit constructionsafetyweek.com.
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has approximately 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $29 billion in 2017. For more information, visit www.travelers.com.
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