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"One size fits all" doesn't work.
ذكذكتسئµ of America (ذكذكتسئµ) is partnering with construction technology provider Autodesk to launch a one-time grant program that addresses the need for better-fitting personal protective equipment (PPE) for women who work at heights.
According to the (OSHA), falls are the leading cause of private sector worker fatalities in the construction industry. Everyone who works at heights, whether itâ€™s on a roof, scaffolding, or the edge of a tall building project, should have properly fitting safety harnesses, yet not all contractors have the supply they need to better protect women in construction. To help address this, is providing $75,000 in grant funding to one of the largest construction trade organizations â€“ the â€“ to supply in-need contractor members with fall protection harnesses sized for women. The grant program will fund the purchase of approximately 300 fall protection harnesses.
â€œOne of the most effective ways to successfully recruit more women into high-paying construction careers is to make sure firms are able to provide safety equipment that keeps them even safer. We want to leverage these grants to encourage our member firms to provide a wider range of safety equipment and continue to expand the diversity of our workforce.â€
- Stephen E. Sandherr, Chief Executive Officer, Associated General Contractors of America
To learn more, read the complete press release here.
On March 2, 2020, during Women in Construction (WIC) Week, ذكذكتسئµ and Autodesk issued a joint press release announcing the names of the safety harness grant recipients. Together, the 20 firms winning the grants employ 22,000 people. The firms are:
- Hughes General Contractors (North Salt Lake, Utah)
- Hurckman Mechanical Industries (Green Bay, Wis.)
- Swalling General Contractors, LLC (Anchorage, Alaska)
- Mid-Valley Commercial Construction (Salem, Ore.)
- Wayne Electric, Inc. (Houston)
- Christman Constructors, Inc. (CCI) (Lansing, Mich.)
- Faith Technologies (Menasha, Wis.)
- Thompson Electric Company (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
- Newkirk Electric Associates, Inc. (Muskegon, Mich.)
- Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc. (Aiea, Hawaii)
- Capital Electric Construction Co., Inc. (Kansas City)
- Snyder Roofing of Oregon (Tigard, Ore.)
- Elcon Corp. (Everett, Wash.)
- W.S. Bellows Construction Corp. (Houston)
- McGough Construction (Roseville, Minn.)
- Tarlton Corp. (St. Louis)
- McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. (Dallas)
- Wanzek Construction, Inc. (Fargo, N.D.)
- Rosendin Electric, Inc. (San Jose, Calif.)
- Performance Contracting Inc. (Pasadena, Texas)
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Any questions regarding instructions, rules or policies should be directed to ذكذكتسئµ.
- Kevin Cannon, Senior Director of Safety & Health Services, (703) 837-5410, email@example.com
- Nazia Shah, Director of Safety & Health Services, (703) 837-5409, firstname.lastname@example.org
Media inquiries should be directed to the ذكذكتسئµ and Autodesk contacts listed below.
- Brian Turmail, VP of Public Affairs & Strategic Initiatives, ذكذكتسئµ, (703) 459-0238, email@example.com
- Allison Masci, PR Manager, Autodesk, (857) 409-6500, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fall Protection Manufacturers with Equipment for Women (courtesy of )
- ذكذكتسئµ's Paper on the Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion in the Construction Industry