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In North Carolina, a tragedy didn’t deter our Wake Tech team

In North Carolina, a tragedy didn’t deter our Wake Tech team

Our Wake Technical Community College team recently brought to a strong finish a $49.5 million project that could have been anything but successful, following last November’s collapse of a 130-foot-long timber pedestrian bridge that killed one worker. (State regulators have pointed to design flaws as the cause.)

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.

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.

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.

This app helps you Plan for Today

This app helps you Plan for Today

If the crews on your site haven’t yet tried our Safety Coach app to assist with pre-task planning, Safety Week is a great time to start. In this story, we share how Safety Coach has helped our Philadelphia International Airport trade contractors exceed expectations on their pre-task plans.

Fatality at Philadelphia-area project

Fatality at Philadelphia-area project

A worker was killed Monday, March 30, during construction operations at the Sunoco project near Philadelphia at which USA Civil is working as a subcontractor. Jeff Shannon was an employee of AECOM/URS for more than 20 years. He was 49 years old and leaves behind a family and many friends.

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.

Statewide safety award for Oregon’s Dan Johnson

Statewide safety award for Oregon’s Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson, Oregon vice president of operations, has been selected to receive a 2015 Oregon Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference Safety and Health Advocate Award. This award honors “organizations and individuals who make extraordinary contributions to workplace safety and health.”