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May 20, 2022
Turner is amongst industry leaders requiring Type II, four-point chinstrap helmets for all Turner employees. Type II helmets provide greater protection against side impact than traditional construction hardhats. The four-point chin strap ensures that the helmet stays on during impact, especially in case of a fall.
Turner experienced one same level fall in 2020 where a Turner laborer tripped while walking backward while moving his cart. The worker’s head struck the concrete deck during the fall. The helmet stayed on throughout the fall and prevented injury. If a traditional hardhat had been in use, there was a high likelihood that the hardhat would have fallen off during the fall, potentially resulting in head trauma.
This year, Turner joined more than 1,000 companies during the first annual Construction Inclusion Week to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the construction industry. This year’s theme was “Building the Foundation for Inclusion,” and provided content included toolbox talks for project sites, table talks for office locations, activities for use at home, and a bevy of supplemental resources for deeper exploration. The daily themes included leadership commitment and accountability, unconscious bias, supplier diversity, jobsite culture, and community engagement. By working together, learning from one another, and being consistent in commitments and actions towards maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment, Turner will encourage a positive change in the industry for generations of workers to come.