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Construction Safety Week 2024

This week, hundreds of construction companies and industry professionals are celebrating Construction Safety Week. The annual event promotes safety in our industry. It also gives us an opportunity to reflect on our enduring commitment to the safety of our team, clients, and the public.

The theme for Construction Safety Week 2024 is “Encourage • Listen • Empower”. This theme highlights the critical role each individual plays in ensuring a project’s safety and success. By fostering an environment that values communication, teamwork, and inclusion, we can promote a culture that empowers everyone to contribute to a safer workplace. Each decision, incident, and voice can inspire change and create a safety culture that benefits everyone in the industry.

Our Commitment to Safety

At Larson-Danielson, safety is not just a priority; it is our first priority. We believe that safety has broad implications. That’s why we hold every member of our team accountable for job-site safety. Our aim is consistent application of our safety program and continuous training to guarantee uncompromised safety.

Furthermore, we’ve launched “Next Level Safety,” an initiative focused on reducing the risk of strains and sprains in an aging construction workforce. Our executives have visited sites, engaging directly with journeymen and apprentices on the importance of good ergonomics. This top-down communication of our safety commitment has shown positive results. We have just passed 100,000 hour worked with no recordables!

Above all, the importance of safety in every aspect of our work cannot be ignored. We are proud of our safety accomplishments and we remain committed to prioritizing safety in all our construction projects. Together, we will continue to work safe and stay safe.

Construction Safety Week 2024

During Construction Safety Week, we encourage everyone in the Larson-Danielson Construction family, and across the industry, to visit https://www.constructionsafetyweek.com/. The site is packed with resources, such as posters, conversation guides, daily plans, and activities to promote workplace safety. Moreover, the resources are designed to help us discuss and focus on critical safety issues in our industry, allowing us to learn, grow, and contribute to a safer work environment.

In addition, Construction Safety Week 2024 focuses on different topics each day. First, Monday emphasizes personal responsibility in maintaining safety standards. Then, Tuesday encourages open dialogue and the sharing of new ideas for safety improvements. And then, Wednesday values diverse perspectives, promoting open communication and engagement to enhance productivity. Next, Thursday underlines the role of trust and communication in fostering a strong safety culture. Finally, Friday thanks everyone for the collective effort in maintaining safety and fostering a culture of trust and collaboration.

Work Safe. Stay Safe.

As we consider Construction Safety Week, we reaffirm our commitment to creating and maintaining safe job sites for all our employees, subcontractors, and clients. We understand that safety is not just about policies and programs, but about creating a culture where everyone plays their part in keeping each other safe.

Here’s to a safe and productive Construction Safety Week and beyond!

As winter sets in, Larson-Danielson emphasizes the importance of safety measures in commercial construction. We are committed to creating a safe work environment and mitigating risks, maintaining a culture of safety and health throughout all seasons.

Chesterton Police Station groundbreaking

Larson-Danielson has begun construction of a new, two-story, 11,000 square foot police station for the Town of Chesterton.

On Thursday, July 6, Larson-Danielson representatives joined officials from the Town of Chesterton and others at a groundbreaking ceremony for the project.

An Auspicious Occasion

“This is an auspicious occasion but a near-run occasion as well,” said Town Attorney Chuck Lukmann. “That we’re standing here at all this morning is an improbable thing and a testament to one person’s tenacity and to a family and its company’s generosity.”

The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by members of the Town Council and municipal department heads, as well as special guests including Elizabeth Johnson from the office of U.S. Congressman Frank Mrvan, D-1st; State Sen. Rodney Pol Jr.; Porter County Council Member Ronald “Red” Stone; Porter County Commissioner Jim Biggs; Porter County Prosecutor Gary Germann; Porter County Sheriff Jeff Balon; Portage Police Chief Mike Candiano; Valparaiso Police Chief Andrew McIntyre; NICTD Transit Police Chief Jessie Watts Jr.; retired CPD chief George Nelson; and retired Chesterton town manager Bernie Doyle.

“This new police station is the foundation of an entire town, to forge a commitment together to maintain our historically safe community and to allow the Chesterton Police Department (CPD) to grow with our community, as well as to further forge our community-based partnership with residents and businesses,” said Chesterton Police Chief Tim Richardson.

Groundbreaking for the Chesterton Police Station

L-D in Chesterton

Larson-Danielson is no stranger to the Chesterton community. The firm recently completed construction of the new Ken Allen Law multi-tenant office building and is involved in several projects for the Duneland School Corporation.

“We have a long and rich history of completed projects in Chesterton, and are very excited to have the opportunity to continue our contribution to the community’s built environment,” Dave Merkel, vice president of Larson-Danielson said. “We understand that it takes a lot of hard work and determination to get a project such as the Chesterton Police Station to groundbreaking, and appreciate the efforts of the town and its leadership in getting to this point. We are excited to play a part in making their vision a reality.”

The New Police Station

The new police station features a training room, male and female restrooms, patrol room, processing room with interview, holding rooms and armory, and a sally port on the first floor. The second floor includes the police chief and assistant chief’s offices, investigative department bullpen and offices, interview rooms, evidence storage, a fitness center with separate locker rooms, showers and restrooms (for male and female officers) and a kitchenette/breakroom.

“The new structure allows us to further our programs and partnerships with the community, as well as a training hub for our officers,” Richardson said. “Our new building features a 28-person training room that will allow CPD to host professional trainings not only for our officers, but officers from other area departments as well. Most importantly, the new building has separate private locker rooms, restrooms and shower facilities for both our male and female officers, something our current building was lacking.”

Construction of the new Chesterton Police Station is scheduled for completion in approximately 15 months.

Related News

Larson-Danielson and Chesterton Community help make new police station a reality – LaPorte County Life

Ground officially broken on a new Chesterton police station – WIMS Radio

Chesterton officials break ground on a new police station – Chicago Tribune

Chesterton breaks ground on new police station – NWI Times