Brasfield & Gorrie Observes Safety Week 2016

April 25, 2016

Birmingham, Ala. (April 25, 2016) – Brasfield & Gorrie today announced that the company is joining with other construction industry stakeholders in sponsoring Safety Week 2016, an industry-wide initiative that aims to help raise awareness of safety in construction.

 During the week of May 2-6, 2016, the company will observe Safety Week 2016 with events and activities at its offices and jobsites. Aimed at increasing employee engagement in safety, Brasfield & Gorrie’s efforts will be focused around the theme, “See It, Own It, Share It.”

 The company’s Safety Week 2016 initiatives will include a fundraising component to benefit Kids’ Chance, a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships and support to children who have been affected by workplace injuries. As part of the company’s efforts to support Kids’ Chance, Brasfield & Gorrie offered special edition Safety Week t-shirts and will host fundraising events at various office locations.

 “By sponsoring Safety Week 2016, Brasfield & Gorrie is joining with the entire construction industry to help raise awareness of the importance of safety in construction and to foster sharing of best practices and ideas,” said Brasfield & Gorrie Vice President and Corporate Safety Director Troy Ogden. “Through our participation in this important initiative, we aim to help build momentum around safety and to benefit a worthy organization whose mission aligns with our top corporate value of safety.”

Safety-Week-safety-hero-club As part of the company’s observation of Safety Week 2016, Brasfield & Gorrie employees will participate in a variety of activities that elevate worker safety and health. Many of Brasfield & Gorrie’s 200 active jobsites will hold training sessions, such as safety stand-downs, and events designed to foster safety conversations, such as team safety walks and safety lunches. The company’s 11 regional offices will also participate in Safety Week activities, including emergency action plan drills.

 In addition, all Brasfield & Gorrie employees will receive activity packets to share with children, relatives or friends. Designed to help promote safety awareness for the whole family, the packets feature a Safety Hero Club membership card that children can receive by completing activities intended to introduce safety to children and foster safety conversations.

 For more information on Safety Week 2016, visit www.constructionsafetyweek.com.

About Brasfield & Gorrie

Founded in 1964, Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets. We are skilled in construction best practices, including virtual design and construction, integrated project delivery, and lean construction, but we are best known for our preconstruction and self-perform expertise and exceptional client service. Brasfield & Gorrie has 11 offices and approximately 2,600 employees. Our 2015 revenues were $2.3 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 27th among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2015.

About Safety Week 2016

Every year, more than 80,000 workers suffer an injury on construction job sites across the U.S. Any one incident is one too many. Life is too precious to not make safety the number one focus in the U.S. construction industry. That’s why over 40 national and global construction firms comprising The Construction Industry Safety (CISI) group and the Incident and Injury Free CEO (IIF) Forum have joined forces with a single aim: to inspire everyone in the industry to be leaders in safety. We know being safe every day on every job site crosses competitive boundaries. That’s why we have banded together to create and celebrate the second US Industry Safety Week, running this year from Monday May 2nd to Friday May 6th.

About Kids’ Chance

Kids’ Chance of America was established for the purpose of creating, assisting, and supporting Kids’ Chance organizations throughout the United States and other similar programs that provide educational opportunities and scholarships for the children of workers who are seriously or fatally injured on the job. Kids’ Chance believes that we can make a significant difference in the lives of all children affected by a workplace injury by helping them pursue and achieve their educational goals.