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PLH Group Business Units Bridge Messages to Strengthen Safety Discussions
Date: May 1, 2021
PLH Group is not only an industry leader in energy-focused construction, but also a leader in unifying its business units with succinct health and safety messages, goals, and performances. Since this year’s Construction Safety Week coincides with the National Safety Stand-Down, PLH Group business units will participate in both safety observances during the week of May 3-7, 2021, with one unified safety message.
PLH Group business units perform power line and pipeline energy construction services across the United States and into Canada. The organization’s work requires unparalleled teamwork and seamless communication within and throughout business units to deliver safe, quality projects on-time and within budget.
Since the health and safety of employees, subcontractors, and visitors throughout all jobsites and offices is the primary value and focus of the organization, PLH Group companies prioritize safe work processes, hazard awareness, and routine safety conversations.
May 3-7, 2021 – Safety Observances
Construction Safety Week was initiated in 2014. It is now comprised of more than 70 construction companies aligned with the goal of inspiring all employees of the construction industry to be leaders in safety.
2021 Theme: Holistic health.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s 8th Annual National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction campaign unites thousands of companies across the United States in discussing fall prevention awareness.
2021 Theme: Plan ahead. Provide the right equipment. Train employees on the safe use of equipment.
“As our safety team discussed the themes of both observances, it was obvious that both topics are equally as important to the safe energy construction work of PLH Group business units. Reiterating the importance of these concepts enhances our team safety discussions to proactively mitigate task-related hazards,” said Elsie Bentley, vice president safety, health, and environmental. “By bridging the messages of the Construction Safety Week and National Safety Stand-Down campaigns, we create one, unified message for employees throughout all of our business units—the importance of being physically and mentally aware of potential hazards while working at height.”
“We must prioritize both physical and psychological safety in the workplace, and how together, they play an important role in our relationships with our team members and with our ability to bring our safest, most productive, best selves to work every day.”
– Construction Safety Week
PLH Group will utilize recommended materials from campaign websites (Construction Safety Week, OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down ) to enhance their safety messages and discussions, as well as focus team specific discussions on topics that include:
- Identifying potential hazards prior to commencing tasks by practicing situational awareness and discussing job hazard analyses (JHA).
- Carefully inspecting equipment and PPE prior to use.
- Appropriately using the correct ladder for the job.
- Securing the area prior to work.
- Understanding how to identify and mitigate unseen mental stresses and distractions.
Working at height is an anticipated and necessary aspect of PLH Group’s energy construction work. Undisturbed physical and mental worker awareness while performing these tasks is crucial to the health and safety of everyone on the jobsite. PLH Group business units will discuss this unified message throughout all of its organizations, continually strengthening its company-wide safety culture.