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May 15, 2015
Turner Construction earned Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Services’ 18001 registration in 2014 one of only a few construction companies in the U.S. to do so.
All of Turner’s safety managers are ASA members and conduct in-house OSHA 30 training for their superintendents and foremen. The company’s Building L.I.F.E. (Living Injury-Free Everyday) safety program breaks construction site norms and fosters continual improvement through open discussion.
Turner’s safety emphasis continues at the subcontractor level, and subcontractors have begun to adopt some of Turner’s safety standards as policies of their own. Turner shares safety forms and best work practices to help elevate subcontractors’ safety programs. Subcontractors are empowered to plan their work, reducing worker fatigue and opening a direct line of communication from the front-line worker to management.
The outcome of Turner’s safety program is a culture shift in worker attitudes toward teamwork and proactive safety involvement.
Turner is an active member of the AGC of Washington’s Safety Team and the Puget Sound Area Safety Summit.