Construction Safety Week

Safety Week 2020


Every day, we walk onto construction sites with one goal in mind – get the job done safely. We take great pride in the role we play to shape the communities in which we live, work, and play. But even more than that, we feel an unwavering responsibility to one another, our families, and friends to ensure we all return home safe every day.

Safety Week is a show of force, an opportunity for people, companies, and even competitors, to work together and celebrate the incredibly hard work by people in our industry who make safety the foundation of everything they do.

When we come together across our industry to share safety knowledge and best practices, we all benefit. Our workers and construction sites are safer, stronger, and better equipped to shape the landscape of our communities. We are committed to building a culture of safety across the industry.

National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

September 14-18, 2020 is National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees. This event raises fall hazard awareness in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.

If you are not in construction, this is still a good time to take an inventory of fall hazards associated with your work. Falls from elevation is certainly not an industry-specific concern. You may learn more about the event here:

Rosendin has gone a step further. The Rosendin team produced a video to demonstrate the effects of a fall from elevation – complete with a medical evaluation of the “fall subject” post-fall. Please share this with your teams as a resource during your Safety Stand-Down event or otherwise.

DISCLAIMER: This experiment is to simulate a real-life scenario. However, we are not going to be 100% accurate to what EXACTLY would happen if a person were to fall. Due to a variety of factors such as using ballistics dummies, orienting the fall from a standing position, and conducting the experiment in a controlled setting, the results are not 100% accurate.

Built on Safety

Each day of Construction Safety Week, Rosendin tackles a different topic with tools to identify unsafe practices, make good choices, and recognize signs of stress such as anxiety and depression.

Monday, Sept. 14 – Built on Safety

It is everyone’s responsibility to call out unsafe practices. Rosendin CEO, Mike Greenawalt, shares how the industry’s Culture of Care initiative sets new expectations to end discrimination on construction sites, so everyone feels unconditionally safe, both physically and emotionally.

Tuesday, Sept. 15 – Fall Protection

Falling from heights is the leading cause of preventable industry deaths, with 320 lives lost in 2018. Paolo Degrassi, Rosendin President, shares fall prevention safety tips from OSHA, NECA, AGC, and Construction Safety Week.

Built on Safety

Rosendin’s commitment to safety through meaningful action and permanent solutions is rooted in our core values: We Care. We Share. We Listen. We Innovate. We Excel.

Wednesday, Sept. 16 – COVID-19

Deemed essential workers, the construction industry united to protect workers’ health and safety with new protocols that changed weekly. Rosendin collaborated with industry peers to create a comprehensive COVID-19 Response Plan that we shared openly and began researching innovative solutions. Matt Englert, Rosendin COO, explains best practices and procedures for coping with the pandemic.

For more information on Rosendin’s response, procedures, and safety guidelines for COVID-19, please visit

Thursday, Sept. 17 – Mental Health

1 in 5 construction workers struggle with mental health issues, and the industry is #4 highest in death by suicide. Rosendin COO, Keith Douglas, describes the critical need to help workers cope with unprecedented levels of stress, health concerns, social inequities, and environmental catastrophes.

For help, please call 1.800.273.TALK(8255).

Built on Safety

Rosendin employees have taken a personal responsibility to protect the lives of all craft workers by reporting unsafe work practices, including improper PPE use, harassment, bullying, and discrimination.

Friday, Sept. 18 – Take Responsibility

Safety is everyone’s responsibility, which means we cannot turn a blind eye, and we need to look out for our brothers and sisters who are working with us every day. Rosendin’s Executive Vice President, Justin Tinoco, shares a moment when he was buried in a trench as an apprentice and how his brothers in the field saved his life.

“We believe it is our responsibility to make sure that we are doing what is right for our brothers and sisters every day. Rosendin is committed to protecting workers with over 90 Certified Safety Professionals who uphold high standards and develop innovative solutions to eliminate risk.”

Marty Rouse, Vice President of Safety

“At Rosendin, we are fully committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace so that every team member has the tools and training to do their best work, and return home to their families each night.”

Mike Greenawalt, CEO

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