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Safety first is so important to STO Building Group | Construction Safety | Safety 360
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Safety Tips

Awareness is key! That’s why it’s a pillar of our Safety360° program. Thanks for the tip, Robert!

In construction, PPE is considered the last line of defense—and if all other safety measures fail, it saves lives. Wear the appropriate PPE for the job to make sure you get home safe. Great tip, Stanley!

When crossing paths with an equipment operator, either in front of or behind, always make eye contact. Establishing eye contact helps the operator see that you are potentially walking in their pathway while ensuring everyone’s safety! Thanks for the tip, Dane!

Always be aware of your surroundings on jobsites – especially up above. As tools and blocks may fall from scaffolding, it’s always best to look up and review what’s happening right overhead. Great tip, Luke!

To Katherine, Safety360° means that it is everyone’s responsibility to speak up, regardless of your job title. If you see something that isn’t right or out of place, find help and report it immediately!

Being aware of your surroundings means more than watching out for potential hazards—it’s about checking in on your colleagues and noticing red flags. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, have a conversation with a coworker, family member, or friend.

When a Structure Tone Philadelphia laborer noticed window washers had tied off to the wrong turrets, he immediately took action. Watch the video to hear him tell his story.

For Michael Grebinsky, Safety 360° means speaking up when noticing unsafe conditions. Whether a worker is grinding without goggles or standing on top of a ladder, never hesitate to intervene. Notify the foreman immediately to ensure every job is performed better and safer.

When a colleague is not using the best safety protocols on-site, Tony Page says it’s best to inform them of their error and help them solve the problem rather than startle them. The worker will recognize the hazard, inform other workers on the jobsite, and prevent any future injuries.

Jason Hulme, superintendent at Structure Tone Philadelphia, reminds us how important spotters are on jobsites. As a spotter, never walk behind the equipment and spot at the same time. When spotting, stand at the desired area where the equipment is going and flag the equipment back to you.

Careful safety documentation must be paired with support from jobsite leaders. Structure Tone Philadlephia RPE, Christian Powell, suggests emphasizing safety from day one in order to keep everyone on-site safe throughout the project.

Building on our lessons learned! Structure Tone Philadelphia project manager, Craig Masterson, and his team opted for sheeting and shoring instead of benching after a soil misclassification on a previous job. The result was a much safer site for all.

To superintendent Duke Alvora, our culture of safety not only helps get everyone home safe, but also ensures that we deliver our best work every time.

Communication is key on jobsites! Brett Wallace, superintendent at BCCI, emphasizes the importance of creating a safe environment by encouraging everyone to speak up and remind each other what is and isn’t acceptable onsite.