Alabama Construction News

JUL-SEP 2018

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51 JUL–SEP 2018 AL CONSTRUCTION NEWS ABC OF ALABAMA is the voice for the construction industry when it comes to advocacy, initiatives and legislative priorities that affect you and your business. Here's the latest update on what the association is doing for you. JOUR NAL ABC Partners with University of Alabama for Regional Safety Summit ABC OF ALABAMA KNOWS THAT the most important part of any job site is the workers—the employees that go to work every day to help construct the buildings, facilities and infrastructure used by all. To help find ways increase their protection on the job site, ABC of Alabama has partnered up with the University of Alabama (UA) for the inaugural Regional Safety Summit. "Together with the University of Alabama we have realized the importance of the time frame during an emergency response situation," said ABC of Alabama Chairman of the Board and Bailey-Harris Construction CEO Allen Harris. "Something as simple as all job site workers knowing the job site address can mean the difference in the care of an injured worker. To that end in simulated real life demonstrations, we partnered up with UA and other contractors/subcontractors to present a Safety Summit primarily for field hands that educated our employees and made our industry better. We are excited to better the industry and are forever grateful we have an equally passionate partner like the University of Alabama." Held on August 2, the event—which was themed "Emergency Response on the Construction Job Site"—included hands-on demonstrations of common emergencies that could happen on the job site, how to prevent the situations and what to do if these unfortunate types of events do occur. Demonstrations were held in both English and Spanish, and vendors were also on hand to show the latest and greatest innovative safety products on the market. "The University of Alabama was pleased to be able to host the 2018 Regional Safety Summit in partnership with our contractors and industry leaders," said Tim Leopard of the University of Alabama. "The University has a deep appreciation for the hard work that goes into our projects, and the safety of the working men and women is a cornerstone of the goals for our projects. We truly hope that everyone working on our projects took advantage of this opportunity for essential training and also joined us for lunch so that we can show our appreciation for their efforts. There is nothing more important than these men and women returning home safe every day!"

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