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What is a Stand Down?
Construction companies who know the value of safety training use a Safety Stand Down to stop all work and provide a focused safety toolbox talk meeting on all their jobsites, on one day, at the same time, on one particular topic. This meeting provides effective communication of safety policies, goals and expectations to all levels of a construction team and workplace employees.
While stand downs are commonly used in the military, they are not new to the construction industry. Fellow AGC chapters across America regularly organize them for their contractor members and many national contractors also include these in their safety program.
AGC Georgia and our Stand Down partners, OSHA and CompTrust AGC Mutual Captive Insurance Company (MCIC) believe there is tremendous value in committing 5 minutes to one hour of your day's work to talk about safety, leading to increased employee safety morale. Stopping to talk about safety brings it to the forefront of everyone's mind! It is very important to communicate your firm's safety message to front line workers who constitute the largest group of our industry's workforce.
Why was the focus for this Safety Stand Down on Heat Illness?
Photos from this Safety Stand Down
Brent Scarbrough & Company
Pinewood Movie Studios
New South Construction Company
Emory Freshman Project
Leading the company's safety stand down discussion were Daniel Maxson, New South's Safety Manager, Dennis Remington, The project's superintendent; and Dick Dean, an onsite consultant
Chris R. Sherdian & Company
Wellness Center at Middle Georgia State College
Bowen & Watson, Inc.
Emerson Elementary School Project, Emerson GA