TZC Praised for its Safety Record and Practices

Dressed for safety in Tarrytown Outreach: gear, hat, goggles, boots/NNYB Outreach

Dressed for safety in Tarrytown Outreach: gear, hat, goggles, boots/NNYB Outreach

@NewNYBridge tweets often change the bridge builder’s acronym to Take Zero Chances. Yesterday Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) was recognized for its near-perfect safety rating during a kickoff for the construction industry’s National Safety Week.

TZC joined more 50 national and global construction firms to promote prevention of work-related injuries with Safety Ties theme, whose logo is reminiscent of interwoven rope for workers who make safety an integral part of every project.

During the drive to Rockland yesterday afternoon I looked over at the main span tower construction and noticed crews on what is now a higher-than-Thruway-level tower. This is the first time that I was able to get a good look.

They wore hard hats and high-visibility orange vests among other devices, and I wondered if they ever had a fear of heights.

TZC “has worked more than six million hours with a total recordable incident rate of 0.63, which is well under the national average rate for a project of this size and scope,” its President Terry Towle said.

The river has changed since 1952, when work began on the Tappan Zee Bridge.

“Building two three-mile bridges across the Hudson River is an enormous undertaking, particularly with the challenging weather conditions that often exist on the water,” project director Jamey Barbas said.

Watch for the New NY Bridge project’s Twitter and Instagram updates with the handle @NewNYBridge and the hashtag #safetyties.

Ross Myers, CEO, Allan Myers and Safety Week co-chair, said anyone in construction “will tell you that safety is the number one priority – it crosses competitive boundaries and ties us all together.”

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

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