Highlights from Construction Safety Week 2023 at Schimenti

By May 10, 2023People, Practice

This year’s Construction Safety Week, which took place from May 1-5, was marked by the theme “Strong Voices, Safe Choices.” Schimenti made significant efforts to raise awareness about overall safety by engaging with team members to understand their perspectives on safety and discuss practical ways to encourage and enforce safety protocols on the job site, thereby minimizing risks and avoiding hazards.

During Construction Safety Week, Schimenti participated in several events, initiatives, and video campaigns:

    1. Matthew Schimenti, our President, kicked off the week by delivering a welcome message emphasizing the critical importance of making safe decisions. “In 2023, we had a significant decline in incidents,” says Matthew Schimenti, President of Schimenti. “Our goal remains steadfast to maintain an ongoing commitment to Safety in every situation that presents itself to us so that we can preserve our safety culture and be an industry leader,” he added.
    2. On-site teams conducted daily toolbox talks focused on the themes of “Engagement,” “Risk Identification,” “Brain Matters,” “Continued Learning,” and “Taking Action.” These sessions featured insights from the NYC Department of Buildings, 3M, and Milwaukee Tool representatives.
    3. Several team members, including Anthony Loguercio, Justin Croce, Domenick Caleri, Rob McDougal, Anna Campanelli, Thomas Nolan, Michael Georgakis, Peter Kim, Marcin Jasionowski, and Dan Barry, shared their perspectives on each day’s theme.
    4. As a part of our Health & Safety Program, we gained valuable insights and had the opportunity to observe our job sites through the perspectives of project team members at our Stand Down site in Connecticut.
    5. Also at Streetworks, Daniel Barry, VP of Operations, concluded Construction Safety Week with an important message and valuable insights from the field and health and safety teams.

As the safety video from the Stand Down in Stamford, Connecticut begins, Justin Croce, Health and Safety Manager, emphasizes that “safety takes minutes, accidents take seconds.” This serves as a reminder that accidents can happen instantly, highlighting the importance of taking all necessary precautions. Justin remarks, “I am incredibly proud of the dedication our on-site teams showed during Safety Week. At Schimenti, we consistently engage with our workers to reinforce safety measures, and Construction Safety Week provides another significant occasion to showcase the extensive efforts undertaken by the industry to enhance safety awareness.”

Safety is our top priority at Schimenti, and we consistently surpass industry-wide safety standards. Currently, our Experience Modification Rate (EMR) stands at 0.71, consistently outperforming the industry standard. Additionally, we have received the Gold Level STEP Safety Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors since 2018, recognizing our ongoing commitment to developing a high-quality safety program.


“I would like to express my gratitude to the field staff, project managers, trade partners, and everyone who contributes to reinforcing our safety culture and continually raising the bar. Safety is everyone’s responsibility, and I am proud of our team’s efforts during this year’s Safety Week and throughout the year.”

– Dan Barry, Vice President, Operations


Schimenti is dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of all our workers and will continue to foster a work environment that reflects this commitment. We extend our gratitude to the team responsible for Construction Safety Week for their efforts in spreading awareness, and we will integrate this year’s themes into our ongoing protocols.

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