Posted on July 7, 2020 in Insights
RUSSELL CELEBRATES MAJOR INDUSTRY SAFETY MILESTONE
Russell is excited to announce that on Friday, June 5th we surpassed a momentous milestone of working over 1 million hours without a single lost time injury. We are proud to celebrate this accomplishment with all of our team members.
With the current state of the national health crisis, safety has never been more important! According to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the total number of fatalities on construction sites in 2018 was 1,008 people. That is nearly three people a day that don’t return home due to construction accidents, with thousands more being permanently injured. With construction being an inherently dangerous job, Russell is proud to have reached this amazing achievement even during a nationwide pandemic.
Over 155 employees, worked tirelessly and safely over a three-year period on more than 295 projects across the United States to reach this goal. The efforts of the entire Russell team center on our steadfast focus on safety – one of our core corporate values. Our belief is that safety isn’t just something we preach, we practice it with every action, discussion and decision we make. All our employees – both on our job sites and in the office – understand that any shortcut that will save 10 minutes, or a few dollars, is not worth the potential safety hazard of someone getting hurt and not returning home safely to their family.
“Safety is a core value and something we take extremely seriously as a company. I am so incredibly proud of the men and women of Russell who fully embrace our culture and expectations of safety,” stated Jim Russell, CEO.
About Russell: Established in 1983, Russell is a regional provider of construction and real estate development services, headquartered in Davenport, IA. For more information on Russell, please visit our corporate website at www.russellco.com.