NEW YORK, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lend Lease, one of the world's largest property, infrastructure and construction management firms, is proud to be an active participant in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA's) National Safety Stand-Down.
Across the United States, all Lend Lease managed construction sites and real estate assets will hold scheduled safety stand downs focused on reducing falls. In addition to the Lend Lease safety stand downs, today Lend Lease and OSHA representatives will be holding a joint Safety Stand-Down at 220 W. Illinois, a construction project managed by Lend Lease in Chicago.
Driven by a company culture focused on operating Incident & Injury Free, Lend Lease strives to go beyond mere compliance with statutory and industry safety minimum requirements. Lend Lease is unwilling to settle for anything less than complete worker safety on its managed sites, and is continuously implementing new safety procedures and systems. Currently, Lend Lease is continuing to implement its innovative system to achieve 100% passive fall protection on the all steel buildings being constructing by the firm across the United States. The new safety system is designed to address both perimeter and interior fall protection on steel buildings, by installing an interior horizontal netting system installed on the underside of steel framing which provides 100% passive fall protection.
"We will remain diligent and proactive to make sure all of our workers go home safely to their loved ones at the end of every day," said Michael Concannon, Head of Environment Health & Safety. "Our participation in OSHA's National Safety Stand-Down and the continued implementation of our 100% passive fall protection system solidifies our commitment to further reduce the threat of falls on our projects," said Concannon.
Lend Lease manages the construction of some of the most iconic high rise construction projects in the industry. Since 2000, Lend Lease has constructed approximately 238 high rise projects valued at over $22 billion representing over 120 million square feet and nearly 7,500 floors. Lend Lease is currently managing 15 high rise towers in the largest metropolitan areas in the United States and Mexico. Additionally, Lend Lease is responsible for managing a portfolio of real estate assists for the United States Department of Defense through its Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI), a program that provides for the transfer of military housing assets to private sector companies. The Lend Lease portfolio of assets encompasses over 40,000 residential units, 192 apartments and more than 11,600 hotel rooms.
About Lend Lease:
Lend Lease is a leading international property and infrastructure group. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and with circa 16,500 employees worldwide, the firm's capabilities span the property and infrastructure spectrum.
The Americas region, headquartered in New York, offers project management & construction, public partnerships, development, asset and property management. Our expertise covers multiple sectors including arts & culture, commercial office, education, government, healthcare, hotels & resorts, industrial, military housing communities, mixed-use, multi-site, pharmaceutical, senior living, solar, transportation and aviation.
We are committed to operating Incident & Injury Free wherever we have a presence, safely creating innovative and sustainable property solutions while forging partnerships and delivering maximum benefits to clients, investors and communities.
SOURCE Lend Lease