Brasfield & Gorrie Observes Safety Week 2017
April 17, 2017
Company sponsors national Safety Week 2017 initiative and holds activities across the Southeast to support awareness of construction safety and benefit Kids’ Chance
Birmingham, Ala. (April 17, 2017) – Brasfield & Gorrie today announced that the company is joining with other construction industry stakeholders in sponsoring Safety Week 2017, an industry-wide initiative that aims to raise awareness of safety in construction.
During the week of May 1-5, 2017, the company will observe Safety Week with events and activities at its offices and jobsites. Centered around the theme, “I will protect this team,” Brasfield & Gorrie’s efforts seek to increase employee engagement in safety.
The company’s Safety Week initiatives 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. To support Kids’ Chance, Brasfield & Gorrie offered special edition Safety Week t-shirts benefiting the nonprofit and will host fundraising events during Safety Week.
“As a national sponsor of Safety Week 2017, Brasfield & Gorrie is joining construction industry stakeholders across the nation to build momentum around safety and promote sharing of best practices,” said Brasfield & Gorrie Corporate Safety Director Troy Ogden. “By including Kids’ Chance in our Safety Week efforts, we aim to drive home the critical impact of safety to our employees while supporting a worthy organization whose mission aligns with this top corporate value.”
During Safety Week 2017, 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 regional offices will also participate in Safety Week activities, including emergency action plan drills, CPR training, and other seminars.
For more information on Safety Week 2017, 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 12 offices and approximately 2,600 employees. Our 2016 revenues were $2.4 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 29th among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2016.