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Massachusetts Firm Taking Steps to Foster a Safe and Healthy Work Environment

The Callahan safety team makes soap. / Photos courtesy of Callahan Construction Managers

Bridgewater, MA  – Callahan Construction Managers (Callahan) is continuing construction at most of its job sites and, given the present construction climate as a result of COVID-19, the firm is taking a number of precautionary steps to ensure the safety and well-being of both its employees and all workers at its job sites.

Heeding the advice of both the governor and the president, Callahan is only holding small, in-person meetings with essential personnel. All other meetings have been set up to allow for remote access and call in capabilities. Where possible, all foreman and site safety meetings are being held outside in an open-air environment.

South Shore EMS donation

In addition, Callahan is providing daily clear and open communication with workers and their offices to inform them proactively of any other health risks or concerns on each site. To increase worker hygiene and foster a healthy work environment, Callahan has built handwashing stations at all of its active sites, as well as temperature taking stations that are equipped with a trained temperature taking coordinator. Callahan has also been producing sanitizing soap to solve for limited supplies available for purchase. Callahan’s safety team has thus far made 125 gallons of soap that has been distributed across all job sites.

Outside of construction, Callahan is committed to servicing the community through supplying goods and, in an effort to give back to those on the frontlines, Callahan has donated 10 gallons of soap to the South Shore Fire EMS, local first responders near Callahan’s headquarters in Bridgewater.

Handwashing station at N Quincy Station Project

Callahan has also donated personal protective equipment (PPE), to help provide medical personnel with much-needed supplies. Callahan has donated eye protection, nitrile gloves, and shoe covers, along with a monetary donation to the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), an academic community health care system that manages hospitals around Massachusetts.