September 11, 2012 Safety Stand Down
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif. – Today, on the anniversary of September 11th, a site-wide safety stand down took place at the project site for the new Naval Hospital. Clark McCarthy a Joint Venture (CMJV) had site supervisor’s talk about safety practices and procedures, as well as the importance of this project to Camp Pendleton.
“We are building it for the Marines,” said Lieutenant Adam W. Christopher, ROICC, Replacement Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. “The Marines are definitely worth it -- worth your best effort in construction quality, craftsmanship, and safety for yourself and the other workers around you. They deserve the world-class facility your best efforts are capable of producing.” The speakers primarily focused on safety topics: recognizing people who took action to uphold the safety culture on the site and highlighting areas for improvement.
A key success metric on the jobsite is the 1,286,412 cumulative man-hours worked with zero DART-level safety incidents. This is remarkable for a project that’s more than two thirds complete, especially considering that the construction effort is almost two months ahead of schedule. As the project rolls into its final year, the government and contractor teams are working vigorously to maintain the high safety standards that will ensure this trend continues through the end of the project. U.S. Navy photo by Jesse A. Lora, NAVFAC (SW)