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Balfour Beatty Construction

Balfour Beatty Construction may be a world leader in building hospitals, hotels, schools and airports, but its Plantation, Florida, office realizes that without its employees, they couldn’t build a thing.

Balfour Beatty Construction may be a world leader in building hospitals, hotels, schools and airports, but its Plantation, Florida, office realizes that without its employees, they couldn’t build a thing. “Our workers are our most important resource,” says Safety Manager Hank Kokenzie. “We can’t build a building if they are not there. Everybody has the right to be safe and go home at the end of the day.”

Kokenzie says that their SHARP award has increased awareness and brought company management more into the safety loop. “We are a world leader in safety, but seeing that SHARP flag flying overhead is a constant reminder. It is a big motivation to say, ‘This is what we’ve done, what we’re doing and where we want to stay.’”

Safety is now even more part of company culture, because of what they achieved through SHARP, he says. “Safety encompasses everyone, and SHARP helped make that point very clear.”

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