On Thursday, April 26, 2018, members of the GBCA including Independence Steel, Inc., Med-Tex Services and Skanska USA Building, Inc. took advantage of “Bring Your Child to Work Day” and the launch of the upcoming Construction Safety Week (May 7-11). The Skanska project, Inspira Health Network, a new five-story, 466,000 square foot hospital in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, and currently home to about one hundred and fifty construction workers, was visited by a group of children ranging from five years old to thirteen years old.
In a combined effort, the men and women on-site shared their knowledge of the construction industry with the kids, and demonstrated their continued appreciation for safety. The children’s presence served as a reminder to the workers that the value of safety reaches far beyond our jobsites but stretches well into the families and friends of everyone on our projects. Once again, driving home the message that employing safe work techniques and following safety standards will ensure that the men and women on the job will get home to their families each day.
The kids, and members of the GBCA, handed out water, safety shirts and other give-away items during the morning break. A special thanks to the Skanska crew, including: Cory Key, Ali Moats and Reggie Asare, for their part in the event and the great interaction with the children, it was a pleasure to take a brief time out to remember why we all need to work safely.
Contact Frank Durso (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of Safety Services for GBCA, to learn more about how you can get involved with Safety Week activities!