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Construction Safety Week Celebrated at the New Calhoun Liberty Hospital

by | Jun 12, 2024 | News

This article originally appeared on Mypanhandle.com.

Wednesday morning Hoar Construction, the company building the Calhoun Liberty Hospital briefed all construction workers on important safety tips.

This week is National Construction Safety Week and the main message is ‘Value Every Voice’.

Back in November crews started building the new hospital.

“The facility is going to bring a lot of innovation that they’ve been needing to be able to provide continued access, open up the access for care here in the Panhandle, in the Blountstown area, helping to drive that quality even higher so that we can have more services for the patients here in Blountstown,” Calhoun Liberty Hospital CEO Emily Brown said.

“We’ve gotten all the underground funding and foundations complete in the main building, the central energy plant, we have all the block up at this point, and a lot of the underground is going in with the electrical and the plumbing,” Hoar Construction Superintendent Anthony Moore said. “Now we’re looking forward to the slab on grade and the 1st of June, we’re going to be bringing steel in to go vertical.”

Ahead of that work, Hoar Construction is celebrating National Safety Week. On Wednesday construction workers were reminded about the importance of communication, wearing the correct safety gear, and how to properly use a fire extinguisher.

“We do safety meetings showing the importance of the safety out on the site, whether it be your typical PPE or what any aspects out there of the machinery is,” Moore said. “Just being aware of your surroundings and what’s going on on the site on a day-to-day basis.”

To help boost morale, all workers were given a free lunch and several raffle prizes were given away.

“It’s hot out here in Florida so sometimes they start lagging, so we just need to do something to show them, hey, we appreciate you so it’s more of an appreciation and this lets them know that we do care,” Moore said.

The hospital is on track to be completed in the Fall of 2025.

 

 

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