Turner Construction Company suspended work on 1,500 jobsites around the world on September 14, as the firm held its 16th annual Safety Stand-Down. The Stand-Down events provided a platform to obtain the full engagement of everyone working on Turner projects to commit to “Be Safe, Accountable, and Relentless.”

The Be Safe, Accountable, and Relentless theme reinforces Turner’s commitment to creating a work environment safe from physical job site hazards, from triggers to mental health issues, and even from bias-motivated events and possible hate crimes. The theme also support the four principles of Turner’s safety culture: All Injuries are Preventable; Perform a Job Only if it is Safe; Working Safely is a Condition of Employment; and Practice and Expect Safe Behavior Everywhere, Every Day.

Suspending work on our projects offers us the opportunity to say “Thank You” to all the people who work so hard on our sites. Safety is ingrained into Turner’s culture, and that includes an individual’s emotional and psychological safety. Throughout Safety Week, we will take time to discuss actively caring for others, creating the right environment, and how we have zero tolerance for racial bias and hate of all kinds.

Chris Beck, Senior Vice President, Turner Construction Company

Local projects participating in the Stand-Down include Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Hub for Clinical Collaboration, Lehigh University Health Sciences and Technology Building, Cozen O’Connor 31st Floor Fit-Out, Nemours Pediatric and Senior Care Center, Penn State Animal, Veterinary, and Biomedical Sciences Building, and the Wexford Drexel Academic Tower.