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The 2017 Safety Stand Down was held the week of May 8 - 12. Thank you to all participating companies!

Our annual Safety Stand Downs are leadership opportunities for our members to demonstrate their commitment to safety and the well-being of their workforce. Our first Stand Down in the Chicagoland area in 2013 was very well-received, with over 70 participating jobsites. Feedback from CEOs, superintendents, tradesworkers, and the public was extremely positive.  Due to the overwhelming success of our inaugural Stand Down we have realized even greater participation every following year.

Companies that STAND DOWN for SAFETY during this event know the value of safety training and comprehensive jobsite inspection, and voluntarily cease work for approximately thirty minutes to provide focused training on a particular topic. This meeting provides effective communication of safety policies, goals and expectations through all levels of your team, and improves employee morale.

“Our Stand Downs’ successes are the result of our very dedicated Safety & Health Committee,” said Dan McLaughlin, Executive Director. “The safety professionals who sit on this committee coordinate our safety awards program, forums and training opportunities, and the Stand Down. They are committed to safe practices throughout the industry for all companies.”

We especially thank the Safety & Health Committee for their leadership and direction.

Want to join the next Safety Stand Down, but unsure what a Stand Down looks like? Check out pictures from the 2016 Stand Down at sites all around Chicagoland. Stand Downs are flexible, so contractors can get creative and alter the set-up depending on their size and location.

The Stand Down was featured in the Blue Book Network's Spring 2017 magazine. For more information on the Safety Stand Down contact Stacey Kelly at skelly@bldrs.org or 773-444-0465.

We applaud our members who participated in the 2017 Safety Stand Down:

  • All-Tech Decorating Co.
  • Alpine Demolition Services
  • AMS Mechanical Systems
  • Berglund Construction Company
  • Bulley & Andrews
  • Case Foundation Company
  • Clark Construction
  • DLZ Industrial Survey Inc
  • Gilbane Building Company
  • Graycor Construction Company
  • Hard Rock Concrete Cutters, Inc.
  • Herlihy Mid-Continent Co.
  • Lamp Incorporated
  • Laub Construction, Inc.
  • Lauderdale Electric
  • Leopardo Companies, Inc.
  • Lombard Architectural Precast Products Company
  • Morrison
  • North Chicago Iron Works, Inc.
  • Northwest Contractors, Inc.
  • Oakwood Contractors Inc
  • Pepper Construction Company
  • R.C. Wegman Construction
  • Riggio/Boron LTD
  • Sargent Electric Company
  • Solid Platforms, Inc.
  • Superior Engineering
  • Thatcher Foundations
  • The George Sollitt Construction Co.
  • The Hill Group
  • Thorne Associates, Inc.
  • Tribco Construction Services LLC
  • Tyler Lane Construction, Inc.
  • W.E. O'Neil Construction Company
  • Wight & Company