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Signs of Construction: Emphasis on Safety is Everyday


Aurora Line/I-225 Rail contractor Kiewit Infrastructure Co. takes the safety of its crews and the traveling public very seriously. Each day starts with "Stretch and Flex" and a discussion of that day's activities, the associated hazards and how to eliminate them. The team motto is "Nobody Gets Hurt."
 
Safety takes a lot of work. Every person on the project has to participate in a safety orientation before they do any work on the Aurora Line/I-225 Rail. This orientation reviews the basic safety requirements for the job, personal safety equipment required and how to develop a "job hazard analysis" for every operation. Before any element of construction starts, a "hazard analysis" is developed by the entire crew doing the work to identify the hazards and how to avoid them. There is also a Craft Voice in Safetyteam who provides safety input and is out in the field to help crews make sure they are working safe.

For special operations with higher risk activities, crews get special safety training: working in confined spaces, fall protection, how to locate utilities, CPR and first aid to name a few. Work on train tracks also has different types of hazards and crews receive "on track safety" training as well.

To make safety personal for everyone, every team member wears a "Why I Work Safe" badge with a picture of what is important to them: their family, their pet, their motorcycle...whatever it is that makes them want to work safe (examples pictured above). Please remember "Nobody Gets Hurt" and be safe as you drive or walk through the project area.
 
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