Walsh Continues its Founding Sponsorship and Participation in Safety Week 2016
The Walsh Group, Ltd. is being joined by more than 50 national and global construction firms for the annual Safety Week, a construction industry-wide education and awareness event. Walsh is a founding sponsor of Safety Week, and this year’s event will be held May 2-6 to align with what the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, and other federal agencies, have set as the National Safety Stand-Down focusing on fall prevention on the job.
Safety Week is an opportunity for people and companies to work together and rally around a common cause. During Safety Week, Walsh and many other construction companies will take the opportunity to thank employees for the commitment to safety and work to educate, inspire and share best practices. Walsh will conduct on-site safety awareness activities at jobsites across North America.
"Safety is our culture; making sure our workers go home in the same condition as they arrived is the most important thing we can do," said Matthew Walsh, co-chairman of The Walsh Group. "Safety Week presents a tremendous opportunity for the construction industry to further emphasize each individual’s responsibility for workplace safety.”
The theme of Safety Week 2016 is Safety Ties, representing the commitment to safety as an everyday routine and process that is interwoven into the culture of our work. Participating companies will launch social media campaigns around photos of bootlaces as a visible homage to Safety Week.
Three major U.S. construction sites will host ceremonial events during which the laces and a "ribbon tying" will be used as powerful emblems of safety. Walsh projects will be featured at two of those locations, including:
· The Crenshaw/LAX Transit project, Los Angeles – an 8.5-mile light-rail line, with eight stations, serving the Crenshaw District, Inglewood, Westchester and surrounding area. Walsh Shea Corridor Constructors, a joint venture between Walsh Construction Company and J.F. Shea Construction, is constructing the transit project for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
· The 35Express Project, Dallas, Texas – a $1.4 billion expansion of Interstate 35E between U.S. Highway 380 in Denton County and I-635 in Dallas County extending approximately 30 miles, through nine cities and two counties to relieve traffic congestion. AGL Constructors, a joint venture between Walsh-affiliate, Archer Western Contractors L.L.C., Granite Construction Incorporated and the Lane Construction Corporation, in partnership with the design team of Parsons and HDR Inc., manages construction of the 35Express Project for the Texas Department of Transportation. The project is scheduled for completion in mid-2017.
The third project is the New NY Bridge (replacing the Tappan Zee) in Tarrytown, NY. The project features eight general traffic lanes, cashless tolling, and a shared-use path for pedestrians and cyclists.
At these events, guest speakers and project executives will speak about the status of their projects and the importance of and unifying nature of safety.
"A culture of safety starts at the CEO's office and I applaud all the corporate executives who focus on safety as their essential product," said LA Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington. "The end users of these great transportation projects understand that by caring for the safety of workers, we also care about the quality and safety of the entire system."
Additionally, Safety Week activations will be held at many other job sites across North America.
About Safety Week
Safety Week is sponsored by members of The Construction Industry Safety Initiative (CISI) and the Incident & Injury Free Executive Forum (IIF™). Additional support comes from the Alliance Partners, many of which are non-profit associations. For more information, visit www.safetyweek2016.com
Safety Week Sponsors
Adolfson & Peterson Construction | Aldridge | Allan Myers | American Bridge | Ames | API Group, Inc. | Atkinson Construction | Austin | Avalon Bay | Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc. | Baker Concrete Construction | Barnard | Barton Malow | Black & Veatch | BMWC Constructors | Boh Bros. | Brasfield & Gorrie | Cianbro | Clark Construction | Clyde Companies | Fluor | Gilbane | Granite | Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company | Hensel Phelps | Hunter Roberts Construction Group | i+icon USA | Jacobs | J.F. Shea Electric, Inc. | JMJ Associates | J.E. Dunn Construction | Kiewit | Lane | Lend Lease | Liberty Mutual Insurance | Limbach | MWH Constructors | Manson Construction Co. | Massman Construction Co. | Mortenson Construction | Nicholson | PCL Construction | Parsons | Railworks | Shimmick Construction | Skanska | Stacy and Witbeck | struc'tur'al | Suffolk | Sundt | Terracon | Travelers | Traylor | Turner | Walsh | Weeks Marine | Zachry | Zurich