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About 400 workers at the Resorts World Catskills site recently gained additional safety training during a special session that LPCiminelli organized as part of the National Safety Stand-Down initiative, a nationwide campaign that aims to prevent falls and protect workers.
LPCiminelli held Stand-Down events for more than 1,300 workers at several construction sites across New York State during last month’s initiative.
Falls remain the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry. In 2015, 350 of the 937 construction fatalities (37%) were related to falls, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics — and in most circumstances, falls are preventable.
“At LPCiminelli, we make it a priority to protect the safety of the hardworking men and women who dedicate their careers to constructing our cities’ buildings and building our nation’s infrastructure,” said LPCiminelli Director of Corporate Safety Robert Overhoff Jr.
“The National Safety StandDown is an important initiative that we were proud to join. That’s because we believe with education and awareness, we can take important strides to prevent falls and improve the safety of all job sites,” he added. Regional OSHA officials were also invited to speak to workers at the casino site. In addition to this series of StandDown sessions, job site officials regularly
provide trainings for workers and perform frequent inspections of PPE, tools and work areas to ensure hazards are mitigated and workers protected.
“LPCiminelli’s safety team uses a motto – Safety at work, home or play. We try to convey that message every day to everyone we meet,” Overhoff said.