Haselden kicked off this week with a fall-prevention safety meeting at our MorningStar RidgeGate job site to coincide with the U.S. Occupational and Health Safety Administration’s National Safety Stand-Down, a weeklong observance to raise awareness about the No. 1 cause of on-the-job fatalities in the construction industry.

From left, Andy LeMay, Andy Murray, Dave Nelson and Rick Reubelt

From left, Andy LeMay, Andy Murray, Dave Nelson and Rick Reubelt

Attendees at our observance of National Safety Stand-Down included all Haselden employees and on-site contractors; Dave Nelson, OSHA’s area director in Englewood, Colo.; Andy Lemay, the Associated General Contractors Colorado’s director of safety and environmental programs; and several safety officials from Haselden, including Director of Health and Safety Rick Reubelt.

Haselden Superintendent Andy Murray continued the meeting with a “Toolbox Talk,” a weekly safety meeting Haselden convenes at every job site, with a presentation titled “Tie Off or Die Off.” He reminded crews that although OSHA requires fall protection at 10 feet while workers are on a scaffold, Haselden requires it at 4 feet. “Watch out for your partner,” Mr. Murray said. “Take care of each other.” Indeed, Mr. Nelson said he is currently investigating two fatalities in Colorado, both caused by falls of about 8 feet.

Haselden is committed to construction safety, and we invite you to learn more about our approach to this vital aspect of our work. We look forward to another safe year.