Norwood, MA Gaston Electrical Co., Inc. recently took part in the 2017 National Safety Stand-Down. The week-long construction safety event is organized by OSHA – The United States Department of Labor and partners including the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA).
The National Safety Stand-Down is an opportunity for construction companies to speak with their employees about safety on the jobsite through various programs such as toolbox talks, policy reviews, and equipment inspections. This year marked Gaston’s third time as a participant – which is a testament to the company’s commitment to ensuring safe work environments for all employees and project partners.
Throughout the week, Rick Coakley, corporate safety director at Gaston, visited various ongoing projects and led Fall Prevention training for the electricians on site. Highlights of the week were visits to active sites including Standish Hall at Harvard, AMGEN in Kendall Sq., Myles Standish Hall at Boston University, The Joan and Edgar Booth Theatre at Boston University, and Wayfair in Copley Sq.
Upon completion of the 2017 National Safety Stand-Down, Gaston was presented with a Certificate of Recognition from The United States Department of Labor, OSHA, NIOSH, and NORA.
“Participating in OSHA’s 2017 National Safety Stand-Down for Fall Prevention was of high importance to our field team and Gaston leadership,” said Coakley. “When dealing with any elevation, ladders, or even smaller tripping hazards, it’s essential that we identify problems and train our teams to avoid and mitigate any potential threats. At Gaston, we place tremendous emphasis on safety training, and we work tirelessly to continuously improve our practices at every step. We are proud to join premier general contractors and other subcontractors across the nation in recognition of this important safety week event – and we’ll continue to promote this message throughout the year.”