PLH GROUP NEWS
PLH Group Pauses to Discuss, Identify, and Prevent Fall Hazards
Date: May 2, 2022
351 of the 1,008 construction fatalities recorded in 2020 were caused by falls from elevation. Every single one of these deaths was preventable. PLH Group believes it is critical to maintain open communication about jobsite fall safety in construction to make necessary enhancements to safety programs that keep employees safe, all day, every day.
OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction is being observed May 2-6. During this week, PLH Group employees will take a break from their energy-focused construction work to emphasize the realities of fall injuries and discuss jobsite fall prevention. These two-way discussions reinforce the importance of fall prevention, while also identifying and mitigating fall-related hazards.
“When it comes to PLH Group’s safety culture, we don’t believe in talking about safety topics just to check a box,” said Vice President of Safety, Health, and Environmental Elsie Bentley. “We encourage open, two-way conversations that don’t end at the end of the shift. These are conversations that continue across all of our jobsites and offices, engraining themselves in the everyday actions of our employees. A great example of this is our continued conversations regarding falls from elevation.”
Recent examples of how PLH Group has used a variety of approaches to combat work-related falls include:
- OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction (2020, 2021)
- American Ladder Institute’s Ladder Safety Month (2021, 2022)
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Routine Safety Training and Orientation
- Collaborative Pre-job Meetings
- PREVENT Safety System
- Jobsite Safety Audits
- Hazard Identification Assessments
“We are once again participating in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction throughout all of our business units. Falls are a preventable safety hazard that impact far too many workers throughout the construction industry. During this week, we will closely examine how we are mitigating fall hazards and take appropriate actions to continually keep our employees safe,” added Elsie.
From hands-on training to team and company-wide safety discussions, employees throughout PLH Group and its construction-focused business units routinely take time to prevent fall-related injuries and incidents.
PLH Group is a leading full-service construction and specialty contractor that serves the electric power and pipeline markets. PLH Group has assembled a North American team of top-quality companies that deliver services covering the broad range of needs of its customers – from pipeline construction and integrity maintenance to electric transmission, distribution, and substation construction and maintenance. Safety, expertise, and collaboration distinguish PLH Group’s diversified energy infrastructure solutions.