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What is Construction Safety Week?

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Every day in everything we do, safety is our number one priority. So what is National Construction Safety Week, and why have it? This event is an opportunity to remind construction workers and supervisors of the importance of workplace safety all the time. In the company of other national and global construction firms, we come together to emphasize safe work practices during National Construction Safety Week. Safety in construction is more than reducing injuries. It's about creating awareness for ensuring that everyone observes and implements healthy and preventative work practices to get home safely every night. 

C.D. Smith Construction celebrates National Construction Safety Week building safety with Think Safe. Work Safe. culture

At C.D. Smith, our team members are our most valuable assets. A Think Safe. Work Safe.® culture empowers everyone on our project teams to put safety first. Guidelines for safety on the job and in everyday life are a key part of our health and overall well-being and can be implemented at home, school, and play.

C.D. Smith Construction celebrates National Construction Safety Week building safety with Think Safe. Work Safe. culture

During National Construction Safety Awareness Week, May 3-7, we'll be posting a tip each day to share how we stay safe, on and off the job at C.D. Smith. After all, keeping our friends, family and those we love safe is important to everyone.

 

Tuesday Safety Tip | Hi Vis Clothing

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We’ve all seen it. Construction and roadside employees. Firefighters and police. High visibility clothing is helpful and keeps us safe. It draws your eye to people on the road or in harm’s way. Consider wearing high visibility clothing when you are riding a bike, jogging or walking. Bring attention to yourself and those around you, in cars, and motor vehicles. Adding an extra layer of safety is best.

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Wednesday Safety Tip | Hydration

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Staying hydrated is important to EVERYBODY. Especially when you are working outdoors or exerting high amounts of physical energy, studies show that you are already dehydrated by the time you feel thirsty. On the jobsite, staying hydrated and fueling your body is important. Consider having fresh water available when hiking, working at your desk, doing yard work or other activities. According to mayoclinic.org, the eight-by-eight rule is good to follow, or 64+/- oz of water per day is recommended.

 

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Thursday Safety Tip | Eye Protection

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Your eyes are important. At C. D. Smith Construction, eye protection is a required part of our PPE. To protect your eyes from small objects, dust and debris, we wear approved safety goggles on our jobsites. Consider the tasks you perform at school or home. Working with chemicals, cutting wood, doing yard work or working a lawnmower. Consider adding an extra layer of protective eyewear to help prevent eye injury.

 

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Friday Safety Tip | Steel Toe Boots and Shoes

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Steel toe boots are a sure sign of a construction worker. Having the proper footwear on a jobsite is mandatory to protect your feet from falling material and sharp objects, for example. For safety, protect your feet and make the safe footwear choice based on your activity.

 

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C.D. Smith Construction celebrates National Construction Safety Week building safety with Think Safe. Work Safe. culture

At C.D. Smith, our "Think Safe. Work Safe.®" culture encourages and empowers all site workers and visitors to put safety first. Through safety communication, education, training and inspiration, incidents can be prevented. 

The purpose of our Safety Program and site-specific safety plan is to provide policy and guidelines to eliminate injuries and create the safest possible jobsite. The prevention of injuries is the first and primary consideration of this program. Our entire project team, backed by corporate leadership, strictly enforces our safety program to ensure a safe environment for all construction professionals and site visitors.

Date: May 4, 2021 | Author: Mercedes Tucker

 

 


 

 

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C.D. Smith Construction is a nationally recognized industry leader in safely providing the highest quality commercial construction services. Utilizing an integrated approach and in-house technical expertise, our team serves as a solutions provider throughout all phases of a project, from planning through closeout. With veteran leadership and dedication to our employees and clients, we proudly place our name on projects of all sizes across the United States.
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Culture of Safety

Through a proactive safety program, strict standards and our “Think Safe. Work Safe.” campaign, we have built a solid culture where safety is our number one priority day in and day out.

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Sustainable Projects

Our commitment to holistically enhancing the current and future environmental, economic and societal well-being of the communities in which we live, work and play in begins with education. We have a team devoted to understanding the difference between green building and a sustainable built environment. Our team will help you weigh the financial and business impacts of building green, through a sustainable approach, to make the most informed decisions. Join us in our commitment to creating better-performing buildings by increasing sustainable construction practices. It’s more than a trend… it’s the right thing to do!

 

Recently Certified Projects

LEED Certified Platinum

  • MMSD Maintenance Facility | Madison, WI

LEED Certified Gold

  • C.D. Smith Corporate Headquarters | Fond du Lac, WI
  • Grande Cheese Home Office and Research Center | Fond du Lac, WI
  • Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District tR2E2 Project | Green Bay | WI
  • Spur 16 Apartment Homes |Mequon, WI
  • UW-La Crosse Centennial Hall | La Crosse, WI
  • UW-La Crosse Student Center | La Crosse, WI
  • Zurn Corporate Headquarters | Milwaukee, WI

LEED Certified Silver

  • 7Seventy7 | Milwaukee, WI
  • Spur 16 Townhomes |Mequon, WI
  • Mequon Public Market At Spur 16 |Mequon, WI (Processing)
  • Global Water Center | Milwaukee, WI
  • Viterbo School of Nursing | La Crosse, WI
  • General Mitchell Baggage Claim | Milwaukee, WI
  • Milo C. Huemphner Department of Veteran Affairs Outpatient Clinic | Green Bay, WI
  • Wilmington Veteran Affairs Medical Center | Wilmington, NC
  • Benjamin Charles Steele Veteran Affairs Clinic | Billings, MT
  • Bangor Veteran Affairs Clinic | Bangor, ME
  • The Lewiston / Auburn Veteran Affairs Clinic | Lewiston, ME

 

Sustainable Projects Currently Underconstruction

  • Ascent Timber Tower | Milwaukee, WI
  • Nakoosa Trail Fleet/Fire/Radio Shop Facility | Madison, WI

 

Sustainable Practices

We are proud of the sustainable design and construction that went into our new headquarters. Key sustainable features include:

Powered by Solar

Atop of our new headquarters sits a 94kW ballasted, solar photovoltaic system. The system features five SolarEdge Technologies Inc. inverters and (294) REC Group 320w modules. It is projected to offset an estimated up to 39.1% of our electric energy consumption. That’s saving over 93 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere each year!

Daylight Harvesting

Floor to ceiling, energy-efficient windows throughout the C.D. Smtih headquarters optimize daylight to reduce energy consumption by offsetting the amount of electricity lightly needed to properly light spaces in the building. 

Automated Building Controls

Tracking and metering of systems allow for decreased operating costs, enhanced system performance, energy savings, increased comfort and overall increased control of building infrastructure. 

Waste Reduction and Recycling

Reusable cups are located in cafes. Recycling Stations are located throughout the building along with bottle filling stations. Office employees are making a valiant effort to go paperless.

Prairie in Progress

As a part of our green initiatives, C.D. Smith is practicing sustainable landscaping. Native planting takes two to three years to develop and requires maintenance for the plants to successfully establish. Maintenance may include mowing, weed management, and prescribed burning. The land surrounding the building will look different throughout the season and every year.

 

Giving Back
Our Community


C.D. Smith supports many local organizations through sponsorship programs and monetary donations in our community and in the communities with which we work. In the past 10 years, we have donated over $4 million to businesses and organizations throughout the state of Wisconsin, from small community clubs to large non-profit organizations.


Building community is the foundation of our organization. By supporting community initiatives, economic growth and development, we feel privileged to help ensure our team members have solid places to live, work, volunteer, serve and play.

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Trade Partners & Bids
If you are interested in working with us or would like to request adding your company to our bidder’s database, please complete our Trade Partners & Bids Form, Click here.

Self-Performing

Our self-perform capabilities are a direct result of our talented team members' skilled trade career paths in the communities in which we live and work.

Learn more about C.D. Smith Construction's self-performing capabilities from our WEB PAGE: