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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.

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.

Don’t be complacent about being safe

Don’t be complacent about being safe

During Safety Week 2014, Skanska globally reported four lost-time accidents for a rate of 0.81 per million work-hours. That compares to the LTAR of 2.7 per million work-hours from Skanska and our trade partners in all of 2013 – about 13 lost-time accidents per week. Complacency in our daily tasks is one of the biggest obstacles to sustaining our Safety Week performance, said Hendrik van Brenk, Skanska USA chief EHS officer.

On our blog: Check out our safety infographic

On our blog: Check out our safety infographic

We’ve put together this infographic to communicate top safety risks and some daily actions you can do to improve safety – view it here on our Constructive Thinking blog, and share it with your network.

Celebrating safety together with our peers

Celebrating safety together with our peers

To make the most of last week being the first industry-wide Safety Week, Skanska teams in such cities as New York, Philadelphia and Raleigh, N.C., joined with our peer firms for safety events and training.

Let’s put our Safety Week lessons to use every day!

Let’s put our Safety Week lessons to use every day!

It was an incredible Safety Week, with 30 other major construction firms involved this year and many more trade contractors. Now our challenge is to every day keep in mind the inspiring and educational lessons we learned last week. “Safety Week is not a week to be extra safe,” said Mike McNally, Skanska USA president and CEO. “Every day is a day to be extra safe.” Make sure that you visit www.InjuryFreeEnvironment.com to upload photos from the week and to view those that others have uploaded, and also to read your colleagues’ perspectives on safety. Also, let’s keep the safety conversation with our peers going year-round at the Safety Week 2014 LinkedIn Group, on which McNally is a regular commenter.

Spurred by Skanska, Portland’s mayor declares citywide Construction Industry Safety Week

Spurred by Skanska, Portland’s mayor declares citywide Construction Industry Safety Week

As 31 construction firms and industry partners get ready for the first industry-wide Safety Week, the City of Portland, Ore., has jumped in with a formal declaration of the event. On Friday, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales signed a proclamation declaring May 4-11 as Construction Industry Safety Week, thanks to the efforts of Steve Clem, vice president of preconstruction in Skanska’s Portland office.