ABC Announces Hire of Stephen Wiltshire as Safety Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors announced that veteran construction safety expert Stephen M. Wiltshire has joined its 70-person staff as director of safety. Wiltshire will direct programs and initiatives that support the achievement of ABC’s strategic safety goals, including the Safety Training Evaluation Process, a safety benchmarking and improvement tool for construction firms that can reduce incident rates by 87 percent. Wiltshire has designed and implemented award-winning safety programs, behavior-based training and loss control processes to create a culture of safety at ECS, Turner, Clark, AvalonBay and other construction firms in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, in addition … Read more

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Bethancourt Earns 2017 Safety Professional of the Year Award

The American Society of Safety Engineers announced that Jeremy Bethancourt, a professional member and government affairs chair of its Arizona chapter, has been selected as ASSE’s 2017 Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year. He plays a leading role in getting billboards posted throughout Arizona to bring attention to the dangers of distracted driving, the hazards of heat stress and the annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. Bethancourt is director of safety, health and training for LeBlanc Building Co. Inc. According to the society, he “has developed a reputation as a tireless advocate for workplace safety, serving … Read more

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Join the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction May 8-12

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Fall Prevention Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. What is a Safety Stand-Down? A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus on fall hazards and reinforcing the importance of fall prevention. It’s an … Read more

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Best Sightlines in MLB, Rooftop Lounge Among Features of New Atlanta Ballpark

ATLANTA, Ga. – American Builders 2017, the construction manager and joint venture of Brasfield & Gorrie, Mortenson Construction, Barton Malow Company and New South Construction, has completed the new home of the Atlanta Braves in time for the 2017 season. JLL served as project manager. The construction team and its subcontractors teamed to complete the project 29 months after breaking ground, logging more than 5.6 million man hours in total. During construction, American Builders 2017 placed: 57,312 cubic yards of concrete, which equates to more than 4,770 truckloads of concrete 5,640 tons of rebar, which is approximately the weight of … Read more

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