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Bechtel and Sarens join safety innovation campaign

Bechtel are the latest organizations to partner with the National Hispanic Entrepreneurs' Organization (NHEO) in a campaign aimed at improving safety on sites.

Yellow wristbands signify support for the initiative Above: Yellow wristbands signify support for the initiative

The Building a Safer Future Campaign seeks to advance innovative safety practices, targeting more than a million people in its efforts to reduce and ultimately eliminate construction-related hazards.

Other partners include Zachry, Caterpillar, Texas Department of Transportation and Sundt.

The campaign will particularly recognize and support craft professionals of Hispanic heritage in their innovations to build a safer construction culture.

"Bechtel's partnership with NHEO Institute and its vibrant community, combining our experiences and expertise, will create solutions to our industry's critical safety challenges," said Christopher Forbes, innovation lead at Bechtel Environmental, Safety & Health. "We are looking forward to innovating with our partners and our craft colleagues to make construction sites a safer workplace."

NHEO Institute board member JP Giometti said: “Workforce training and engagement is a critical pillar in our vision to build a safer future. Through our partnership with industry leaders like Bechtel, construction workers will get access to leading expertise and support as they create a safer culture for their crews.”

Building a Safer Future is NHEO Institute's campaign to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs throughout the US. It includes management leadership, participation of craft professionals and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in the workplace.

Partnership with Bechtel will include hands-on work with crews on the company's construction sites in the US with large teams of Hispanic heritage to engage them in finding solutions to make measurable progress in select safety focus areas. Teams will be recognized for the innovative safety practices they implement. Solutions with proven results will be shared and adopted on Bechtel projects around the world.

 

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This article was published on 28 Mar 2018 (last updated on 28 Mar 2018).

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