Arlington, TX, December 12, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Bob Moore Construction has participated in the November, 2009 Safety Awareness For Everyone (SAFE) stand-down, sponsored by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
To support the SAFE stand-down, participating general contractors stop work at their jobsites and perform training on current safety-related topics for all workers on the sites. The latest stand-down focused on fall protection and the proper use of harnesses, tie-offs and other safety gear.
“The SAFE stand-down serves a dual purpose of education and emphasis,” said Dino Sideris, Safety Director for Bob Moore Construction. “Our subcontractors are required to have OSHA-compliant safety programs, so their workers have been given safety training. The stand-down provides refresher training for those workers, perhaps filling in the blanks on things they might not have understood from their initial training and reminding them of things they may have forgotten.
“Even more important, the stand-down provides emphasis,” Sideris added. “The fact that we’re willing to shut down an entire jobsite to spend 90 minutes on safety education delivers the clear message to the workers. It lets them know that we consider safety to be important, and a fundamental, normal way of doing business and we’re willing to take time from our busy construction schedule to reinforce that.”
The first SAFE stand-down took place in May, 2005 and the events have happened twice a year since then. The program started in the Dallas / Fort Worth area, and has grown to cover all of Texas. Recent SAFE stand-downs have offered simultaneous safety education to as many as 5,000 workers around the state.
Bob Moore Construction has participated in each stand down and has supported the AGC in the development and implementation of these training events. The stand downs have proven to be successful in reducing jobsite accidents; the north Texas region alone witnessed a decrease in construction jobsite fatalities by more than 50% between 2004 and 2006.
"The stand downs are indicative of how Bob Moore Construction has taken a leadership role in jobsite safety in Texas," said Sideris. "We've helped to develop this program from its infancy. We've also provided OSHA training to other general contractors and worked with AGC to improve safety at jobsites around Texas other than our own."
In January, 2007 OSHA accepted Bob Moore Construction into the OSHA Local Partnership Program, making the Arlington company only the third general contractor in north Texas to earn this prestigious recognition. The company's safety program also contributed to them winning various AGC awards for construction excellence, and was the basis for Dino Sideris being named the 2008 AGC Safety Director of the Year in North / East Texas.
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About Bob Moore Construction
A recipient of the QUOIN / AGC General Contractor of the Year Award, the QUOIN / AGC Summit Award for Construction Excellence and the Texas Building Branch-AGC Outstanding Construction Award, Bob Moore Construction has been one of the most respected commercial construction companies in Texas since 1946. A leading proponent of jobsite safety, Bob Moore Construction was one of the first general contractors in North Texas to be accepted into the OSHA Local Partnership program. The company's portfolio includes a wide range of commercial buildings, from warehouses and distribution centers to office buildings and retail stores. Whether it is providing general contractor, design / build or construction management services, Bob Moore Construction's goal remains the same: to deliver quality construction projects on time and in budget. Bob Moore Construction is a member of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), US Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Tilt-up Concrete Association (TCA). General Contractor.com is the best source of information about the commercial construction company, its projects and more. The website is updated regularly with press releases, newsletters, completed project write-ups and construction articles.
Bob Moore Construction, Inc.
Jeff Schaefer, Information Manager
1110 North Watson Road
Arlington, Texas 76011
Phone: (817) 640-1200
Fax: (817) 640-1250