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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.

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.

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.

Let’s make this our most meaningful Safety Week yet

Let’s make this our most meaningful Safety Week yet

Welcome to our 11th annual Safety Week! The intent of this year’s “Plan for Today” theme is to reinforce Skanska’s Injury-Free Environment mindset through meaningful discussions with craft workers that aim to eliminate the complacency that too often leads to accidents. Each day this week, we’ll be sending you an email with a toolbox talk and other helpful information. Also, we hope you visit InjuryFreeEnvironment.com to view and share photos and safety pledges.

What you need to know about Safety Week

What you need to know about Safety Week

Before you know it, Safety Week will be here! This year’s event – with the theme of “Plan for Today” for Skanska participants – will be held May 3-9. For a second year, Safety Week is more than just Skanska: 43 companies are participating, and 11 groups and organizations are supporting it, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Click below for some key facts about this Safety Week.

Wall Street Journal features Stretch and Flex

Wall Street Journal features Stretch and Flex

A front-page Wall Street Journal article last week about field-inspired safety programs that have migrated to corporate offices features our Stretch and Flex program, including a photo of our Empire State Building colleagues doing their morning stretches. “Our job site rules are the same as office rules,” Mike McNally, Skanska USA president and CEO, is quoted as saying in the article.

Bayshore recognized for safety excellence

Bayshore recognized for safety excellence

Bayshore Concrete Products – Skanska’s manufacturer of precast concrete components for infrastructure and other projects – has been recognized by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute for its excellent safety record. This is because in 2013, Bayshore’s Cape Charles, Va., plant had a DART (days away, restricted and transfer) rate of zero, a feat achieved only by three other, similar U.S. plants with more than 100 employees.

Another step on our IFE journey

Another step on our IFE journey

As part of our effort to sharpen our safety focus, Skanska is launching two-day Injury-Free Environment workshops across the country in 2014. These new workshops will center on the personal experiences and lessons learned of Skanska people, improving upon the decade-old IFE workshop format that these are replacing. All Skanska leaders will have the opportunity to participate in these workshops.