National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones. I Build America – Kentucky is celebrating the people in construction who work hard to make these work zones as safe as possible. Read more about them below!
Name: Eric Lawrence, CSP
Company: Process Machinery, Inc
Title/Position: Safety Manager
Years Working in Construction: 17 years in construction, 22 years as a full time safety professional.
How did you begin your career in construction? I was working as a consultant with General Industry clients. Eventually I landed some construction companies as clients.
How do you contribute to the overarching safety of your company’s workforce? I have full time workplace safety responsibilities. I am always working with managers and employees on incorporating safety into all aspects of a project.
What does your company do to ensure safety on the job? Our supervisors conduct daily workplace exams and job briefings with all workers involved. We are always coordinating activities with customers to meet or exceed both companies expectations with worker safety.
How can the public help keep construction workers and work zones safe? Put the phone down and focus on getting to the destination safely.