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Hobbs Brook and Dimeo Hold OSHA Stand-Down Event for Safety


OSHA Standown

Johnston, RIHobbs Brook Management LLC, together with Dimeo Construction Company and the U.S. Department of Labor, hosted a safety awareness meeting in partnership with the U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) national safety stand-down week. The event took place recently on the current construction site known as Northwoods in Johnston.

During the stand-down, employers and workers were asked to pause their workday to talk about fall prevention in construction and discuss topics such as ladder safety, scaffolding safety and roofing work safety. Patrick Griffin, area director, and Maryanne Medeiros, compliance assistance specialist, both from the OSHA Providence-area office, participated in the regular Monday morning site safety meeting, where they spoke with the site safety crew. A larger safety presentation was then given to the 230+ construction workers from the site.

The National Fall Prevention Campaign provides employers with lifesaving information and educational materials on how to plan ahead to prevent falls, provide the right equipment for workers and train employees in the proper use of that equipment.

Dimeo provided breakfast for 230 workers and reflective safety t-shirts were given out. Hobbs Brook Management, owner of the Northwoods project, coordinated the event and provided access to all involved.


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