O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company, will hold its second annual Safety Week campaign the week of May 2nd. Safety Week activities will touch each of O&G’s project sites, quarries, plants, retail stores and administrative offices.
Safety Week activities will include safety stand downs, demonstrations and toolbox talks throughout the week. The campaign is estimated to reach 1,000 O&G staff plus an additional 1,800 sub-contracted employees working on O&G project sites. The goal of the campaign is to create awareness of safety issues that impact workers at the beginning of New England’s peak construction season.
The campaign will conclude on Saturday, May 7th with a Touch a Truck event held at O&G’s Torrington Maintenance Facility located at 900 South Main Street in Torrington. The Touch a Truck event will feature equipment from O&G’s heavy equipment fleet, guest vehicles including the Torrington Police SWAT vehicle, Torrington Fire Department Fire Prevention/Safety Trailer and children’s activities provided by community partners from the Torrington Police Activity League (PAL), KidsPlay, Northwest Connecticut YMCA and Mattatuck Museum.
Leading up to the campaign, O&G is conducting an employee Safety Poster Contest. The goal of the contest is to engage employees and their families, as well as to make the connection between how working safely impacts families. The contest is open to O&G employees with entries accepted from both their children and their grandchildren in grades K-12. Judging will be done by employees with winners announced the week of April 25th.