Training and Recruitment

Construction Management Firm Celebrates Safety Week

Chief safety officer Shaun Carvalho gives a Toolbox Talk on-site at a 180+-year-old church Shawmut is renovating on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Boston – Shawmut Design and Construction hosted its 13th annual Safety Week, focusing on physical and mental health, safety, and well-being. The week consisted of 602 events and training sessions held across 112 locations, including Shawmut’s jobsites and 11 offices around the country.

The Rosewood Houses project team hosted an electrical safety training on the Los Angeles jobsite.

The week kicked off with the unveiling the firm’s new Safety Week mantra, “Not a mandate, a mindset,” underscoring the firm’s commitment to not only sending everyone home safely, but improved, so they come back even better and more aware. This approach requires focusing on the total worker health and the safety week events ranged from fall protection and electrical safety, to Narcan and substance use disorder training, to mindfulness and meditation.

Shawmut also announced its expanded partnership with Newmetrix, which uses AI to predict risks on jobsites, and has helped Shawmut’s increased safety engagement and reduction in OSHA recordable incidents over its four-year partnership. The firm is using Newmetrix’s predictive analytics on some of its largest projects to identify the top hazards specific to each jobsite. With this data, the safety and project teams will work together to deploy the proper resources and trainings to mitigate and eliminate these risks.