LLR Director Presents Safety Award at Boeing Site

LLR Director Catherine Templeton today presented BE&K-Turner Construction, Joint Venture with an award for working 3 million hours without a lost-time accident on the Boeing site in Charleston.

"Reaching this exemplary safety milestone clearly shows the commitment of BE&K / Turner and the highly skilled South Carolina employees working at the Boeing site to having a safe and healthy worksite," LLR's Templeton said. "Less than 1 percent of employers in this state reach 1 million safe work hours, so reaching 3 million in just 18 months is extraordinary. BE&K/Turner knows that safety is a full-time job, not a part-time practice."

S.C. OSHA entered into a first-of-its-kind partnership with BE&K / Turner in 2010, whereby resources of both the state OSHA program and private industry were used to identify and eliminate hazardous conditions at Boeing's construction site.

S.C. OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program has provided training to the construction employees onsite, and the program's safety consultants are onsite periodically to identify any potential hazards.