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St. Louis Team: Tuesday, May 28th – 3:30pm

Location: Courtyard St. Louis Chesterfield – 17369 Chesterfield Airport Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63005

What is it?

The “Make it Happen” Event is our semi-annual employee appreciation event! The St. Louis team event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 28th at 3:30pm at the Courtyard St. Louis Chesterfield. We’ll provide a hearty meal, company-wide updates, cash giveaways and a gift for every employee. Attendance is highly encouraged.

 

Stop Falls, Stand Down

This week the entire construction industry held stand downs to raise awareness for fall protection. While most falls occur when working at heights, they’re also a hazard when climbing on and off equipment.

 

Stop Work Shout Out to Phil Shafer

Kudos to Division 110’s Phil Shafer on the Greenmark Warsaw project for First Companies. Shafer noted that the guardrails were not up to 100% safety standards, so he delayed the pour until the issue was corrected. As a result, our team stayed safe, and the entire job site noticed! Robinson Construction, the steel subcontractor, sought out our team’s expertise and advice to improve safety across the site.

What is Stop Work Authority?

It’s simple, and it’s something everyone can do. It means taking 10 seconds with a “gut check” to stop or correct an activity that isn’t 100% safe.

Follow Phil’s lead. Use your voice and stop work when you see an activity that isn’t safe. We’ll be sharing more examples about how our team uses this 10-second check to keep our job sites safe.

Go RED!