Construction Safety Benefits Extend Beyond the Project Fences

By Todd Stewart

ENR Story Excerpt:
In North Dakota, our commitment to safety has spread to local trade partners, who have started to implement elements of our program on their jobsites. They tell us their employees on different jobs now use gloves and safety glasses more because it became a habit while on a Mortenson jobsite. The integration of these team members into other crews has spread good safety practices in different locations and states.

We’re always looking for innovative ways to improve the safety of our work and tasks. A recent example is our use of a new-to-market door installation, the Door-minator, which revamped the way we install doors by eliminating awkward postures and reducing the risk of strains, sprains and cumulative trauma disorders. Installing doors is a simple task, but making it safer and simpler adds up to a big difference.

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