President’s Message: Construction Safety Week 2020
Beginning today and continuing throughout the week of September 14-18th, Harkins is proudly celebrating National Construction Safety Week 2020. Each day that we step onto a jobsite, we know what’s on the line: our work, our reputation, and most importantly, the lives of each employee and trade partner on-site. Construction Safety Week is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the promise that we will do whatever it takes to ensure that our people can return home safely.
At Harkins, we exist to improve people’s lives in our marketplace, in our communities, and in our company. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this has translated to protecting the health, safety and livelihoods of our employees and trade partners like never before, mitigating or reducing operational and financial risks to the company, delivering on our commitments to our clients, and continuing construction operations on essential buildings to support the regions and the communities in which we serve.
In an effort to protect the health and safety of those on our jobsites, we have implemented a variety of safety protocols, guidelines, and measures to help keep our employees and trade partners safe. This has included using thermal imaging cameras to take the temperatures of groups of people in real-time while they are walking through an entrance point, integrating new safety practices such as social distancing and increasing signage, and employing additional cleaning stations and disinfecting measures around our projects.
I am very appreciative of all of our employees, trade partners, clients, and design professionals for helping to make and keep our projects as safe as possible. I am confident that our company will come out the other side even more dynamic and resilient than ever before.