Excellence in Safety

We are proud to announce that today, at a splendid banquet in Asheville, the prestigious North Carolina OSHA Safety Award for Excellence was bestowed upon several remarkable CF Evans projects: Concourse, Corners at Brier Creek, Busbee, and River Arts District Apartments. The awards were presented by Commissioner of Labor Josh Dobson, recognizing the outstanding commitment to safety.

“It was an honor to attend the awards gala alongside Reed Salley, Lee Peterson, JJ Felder, and Carney Butterfield. Showing support of our safety initiatives is a top priority for our company.” – David Summers, President

Safety in construction is paramount to protect workers, the public, and the environment. Here are key aspects of safety in construction:

  1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Workers are required to wear appropriate PPE, such as hard hats, safety glasses, gloves, steel-toed boots, and high-visibility clothing, to minimize the risk of injury.
  2. Training and Education: Workers must receive proper training on safety protocols, equipment use, hazard recognition, and emergency procedures to ensure they are prepared for potential dangers on the job site.
  3. Fall Protection: Since falls are a leading cause of injury and death in construction, measures like guardrails, safety nets, and personal fall arrest systems are critical. Workers are also trained to use ladders and scaffolding safely.
  4. Hazard Communication: Construction sites often involve hazardous materials and chemicals. Proper labeling, safety data sheets, and training on handling and disposal are essential to prevent accidents and health issues.
  5. Site Inspections and Maintenance: Regular inspections of the worksite, equipment, and tools help identify and mitigate potential hazards. Maintenance ensures that all equipment is in safe working condition.
  6. Emergency Preparedness: Having an emergency action plan, including first aid kits, fire extinguishers, and clearly marked emergency exits, ensures quick response in case of an accident or emergency.
  7. Electrical Safety: Proper insulation, grounding, and maintenance of electrical tools and systems prevent electrical shocks, burns, and fires. Workers are also trained to recognize and avoid electrical hazards.
  8. Ergonomics: Implementing ergonomic practices, such as proper lifting techniques and the use of mechanical aids, helps prevent musculoskeletal injuries.
  9. Weather Safety: Workers must be protected from extreme weather conditions. This includes providing shelter, hydration, and protective clothing for both hot and cold environments.
  10. Communication and Reporting: Open communication channels for reporting unsafe conditions or incidents without fear of retaliation encourage a proactive approach to safety.

CF Evans strives to keep these aspects at the top of mind for all employees. Safety first!

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