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2014 North Carolina accident leads to fatality

2014 North Carolina accident leads to fatality

Robin Colvin, a 45-year-old subcontract worker who was injured last December at our University of North Carolina at Greensboro student center project, died June 21 as a result of his injuries. He had been in a coma since the accident.

New top EHS leaders named for Skanska USA and USA Civil

New top EHS leaders named for Skanska USA and USA Civil

Paul Haining is stepping up to be Skanska USA’s new chief EHS officer – which includes overseeing EHS programs across USA Building and USA Civil – as his predecessor Hendrik van Brenk retires after more than eight years of tremendous effort building our Injury-Free Environment culture. Taking over for Haining as Civil’s vice president of EHS is Clark Peterson, who will continue to be Civil’s West Region EHS director.

How to stay safe amid rising temperatures

How to stay safe amid rising temperatures

It’s not officially summer yet, but it sure feels like it in parts of the U.S. To identify and prevent heat illness, check out this great information from OSHA, including a heat index that lets you know what heat precautions are required and when. OSHA also provides heat safety wallet cards – both in English and Spanish – and a smartphone app.

South Florida event broadens reach of IFE

South Florida event broadens reach of IFE

At the end of this month’s Safety Week, our South Florida office held its first IFE Family Fun Day, which was intended to convey to trade partners, vendors, and the families of everyone involved with our projects our commitment to having injury-free environments. It was modeled after the Family Safety Day that Skanska has long had in Queens, N.Y.

VTA BART rail transit project achieves major safety recognition

VTA BART rail transit project achieves major safety recognition

California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, better known as Cal/OSHA, recognized our VTA BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension joint venture’s strong safety performance by admitting the project to its Golden Gate Partnership Program.

Design flaws led to November fatality in North Carolina, regulators say

Design flaws led to November fatality in North Carolina, regulators say

Flaws in the design of glued laminated timber girders led to last November’s fatal collapse of a pedestrian bridge we were building at North Carolina’s Wake Tech Community College, the North Carolina Department of Labor has found. Skanska did not receive any violations or citations.

Learning about safety from those to whom it matters most

Learning about safety from those to whom it matters most

Rich Cavallaro, Skanska USA president and CEO, shares in this blog post what he learned from the project teams and craft workers he spoke with during Safety Week. He left those visits inspired by the many people dedicated to working safely. “There is nothing more important to me, to Skanska and to the rest of the construction industry than safety,” Cavallaro said.

Safety Week, through the eyes of the media

Safety Week, through the eyes of the media

Safety Week was prominently featured by a variety of publications, TV stations and affiliated web sites – that demonstrates the high level of interest and support we have for working safe. Here is a rundown of some of the best media coverage of Skanska’s Safety Week. Also, much about Safety Week was shared on Twitter via #SafetyWeek2015.

Let’s plan for today, everyday

Let’s plan for today, everyday

Great efforts by our employees and partners made last week another successful Safety Week! From trainings to product demonstrations to motivational speakers to fun awareness activities like safety trivia, we hope you understand more than before that working safely isn’t optional – it’s how Skanska builds. The foundation for eliminating accidents is properly planning for each day’s activities, and adjusting those plans as conditions change. It also depends on us all realizing that safety isn’t just for while we’re at work – it needs to be how we all live our lives.

Have you read our new Leading Edge Update?

Have you read our new Leading Edge Update?

Last Friday, Skanska USA CEO Rich Cavallaro launched The Leading Edge Update, a concise, one-page publication with valuable safety information that will be produced four times a year. In particular, it will provide updates on leading indicator performance. For those who want a deeper dive into safety, the quarterly Leading Edge will still be published.