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Aug. 2 is 'Safety Saturday' at ABC San Diego

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Safety remains a top priority for ABC San Diego’s members. Through safety education, compliance resources and monthly safety meetings, ABC is helping to build safer jobsites and communities.

As part of its effort to continuously advance safety and training, ABC San Diego will turn the first Saturday in August into “Safety Saturday,” a daylong professional training program from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 2, at the ABC Training Academy in Poway.

In a single day, participants will attend multiple sessions of safety awareness and accident prevention training, which can be taken to construction jobsites and workplaces the following Monday and implemented immediately.

Scott Crosby, president and CEO of ABC San Diego said this full day safety-training program was offered for the first time in 2013 to efficiently allow construction professionals at all levels to receive safety training in multiple disciplines.

“Our members told us they needed options to make safety training accessible to as many people as possible," he said. We received excellent reviews and feedback after our first effort, and we expect a sell-out based on the high number of registrations we’ve already received.

“We cover the major causes of accidents such as the safe use of rigging, lifts and scaffolding to prevent falls,” Crosby said. “We also expose participants to important safety measures they might not consider, such as distracted driving awareness.”

Companies can save overhead expenses in addition to protecting its workers when they reduce incidence rates and days away. By lowering the experience modification rate (EMR or “mod factor”), contractors can reduce their annual workers’ compensation insurance rates and share savings with clients. Recognition for safety performance can be used as an important business development tool, making a contractor more attractive to current and potential clients.

For questions or to register, contact Denise Falkenthal at ABC San Diego at denise@abcsd.org or (858) 513-4700.

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