Safety Spotlight: Standing Down for Safety

This article is included in the 2017 Year in Review edition of the DPR Newsletter.

More than 10,500 people across 140 jobsites celebrated National Construction Safety Week and participated in OSHA’s 2017 National Safety Stand-Down this year.

DPR has participated in the National Safety Stand-Down since its inception four years ago, with company-wide efforts to educate our teams about how everyone has a role in safety, to make sure that every employee returns home to their family each night.

This year, DPR nearly doubled its number of participants from the past two years. In 2015, 6,670 people participated across 79 DPR jobsites; in 2016, that number increased to 9,444 participants across 130 jobsites. This year, the stand-down included 10,503 participants across 140 jobsites nationwide.

The purpose of the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down is to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction:

  • PLAN ahead to get the job done safely
  • PROVIDE the right equipment
  • TRAIN everyone to use the equipment safely
Courtesy of Tom Bonner

As one of the safest contractors in the nation, DPR is committed to promoting and nurturing an Injury-Free Environment (IFE), with the goal of achieving zero incidents on every project. Participation in the annual Safety Stand-Down is a way for DPR to strengthen its culture of safety. Thank you to all who make safety a value at DPR every day!