Construction Firm Holds Safety Stand-Down

Bridgewater, MA – Callahan Construction Managers hosted a mandatory company-wide safety stand-down in March. The goal of the safety stand-down was to refocus the importance of safety, eliminate complacency, and reflect on hazards to make every jobsite safer. All Callahan project executives, managers, superintendents, and subcontractors participated.

Stand-downs on each jobsite were led by superintendents where the teams discussed complacency, situational awareness, fall protection, hand injuries, and COVID-19 compliance. Each subcontractor team also discussed hazards associated with the type of work they do and identified ways Callahan can help them eliminate job hazards. The objective is to use this information to improve communication across all jobsites to continue to build a solid zero-injury safety culture across the entire company, which had a 98% rate of zero lost time incidents in 2020.

From Callahan (l-r): Justin Azbill, director of safety; Patrick Callahan, president; Doug Morrison, VP/COO

Safety software is used to identify key data, including the most common times of day injuries occur and most commonly injured body parts to further assist with safety initiatives and campaigns to reduce injuries and even near-misses.

“It’s critical to the Callahan culture that jobsite safety is always top of mind so that we reduce hazards and eliminate injuries,” stated Justin Azbill, director of safety. “By focusing heavily on this, we’re not only protecting our employees on jobsites right now, we’re also focusing on the future and how we can continue to improve our procedures to eliminate injuries.”

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