Maintaining the safety of our work sites is one of the top priorities at The Butz Family of Companies (BFC). Accordingly, the construction management firm is participating in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 8th annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down, May 3-7, 2021.
Organized by our safety directors, employees from Alexander Building Construction Co.–Harrisburg/State College, Alvin H. Butz, Inc.–Lehigh Valley, Shoemaker Construction Co.–Philadelphia/Delaware Valley, will pause during the workday for safety demonstrations and talks about fall hazards. This year’s focus will be on hearing protection and ladder safety. We anticipate approximately 1,000 workers to observe the stand-down on the sites we’re managing.
“These stand-downs teach workers how to prevent falls, which is a leading cause of injury in the construction industry,” said Tyrone Reed, Corporate Safety/Loss Director. “We are fortunate to have employees throughout the organization working in Pennsylvania who understand this and take safety very seriously.”
Safety stand-down events are being held at the following BFC project sites:
- Penn State Lehigh Valley Building Expansion Allentown, PA
- Penn State Beaver Stadium Maintenance University Park, PA
- Seven Tower Bridge Conshohocken, PA
- Benton Foundry Addition Benton, PA
- Geisinger Health System Wyoming Valley Henry Cancer Center Expansion Wilkes-Barre, PA
- Mount Nittany Medical Center Women and Children’s Unit Expansion State College, PA
- Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center Lancaster, PA
- Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center Enola, PA
- PaulB Hardware Mechanicsburg, PA
This year, the company is encouraging project teams to post to its Yammer network to share updates from the event and use #StandDown4Safety to promote the event.
Thanks in part to positive reinforcement like these events and the commitment to safety by our employees, The Butz Family of Companies has earned a reputation for upholding the highest safety standards on the projects it manages and has been the recipient of a number of regional safety awards.
ABOUT THE BUTZ FAMILY OF COMPANIES: The Butz Family of Companies, consisting of Alexander Building Construction Co., Alvin H. Butz, Inc. and Shoemaker Construction Co., provides exceptional, comprehensive construction management services in PA, NJ, NY, and northern DE. The firm possesses significant experience in the construction of healthcare facilities, colleges/universities, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, sports and entertainment venues, and government buildings.