Piedmont Newnan Hospital Project Team Marks Milestone — 1 Million Work-Hours with ZERO Lost-Time Incidents
October 10, 2011

The Building Group’s project team for the all-new nine-story replacement facility for Piedmont Newnan Hospital in Newnan, Georgia (near Atlanta) recently achieved a major safety milestone — surpassing one million hours worked with zero lost-time incidents on September 27. An on-site celebration is planned to thank the 380 workers on site, who represent 34 subcontractors.

Jorge Otalora, HSE manager, Building Group, expressed gratitude to his fellow Building Group project team members, saying, “Just five months ago (early April) we celebrated achieving half-a-million hours worked without any lost-time incidents. This was an incredible safety milestone. Today after a lot of hard work, dedication and enthusiasm, we can proudly say our project has reached one million — 1,001,626 to be exact — hours worked without a lost-time incident. Thank you for making this happen and providing an injury-free site to our workers.”

“This milestone is indicative of our Piedmont Newnan project team’s uncompromising commitment to safety excellence,” said Andy Johnson, Director of Safety, Building Group. “We are proud of this accomplishment and what it represents.”

People from the Building Group's Nashville, Atlanta and Charlotte offices are responsible for this significant healthcare construction project, which represents the first phase of a long-term building program planned for this campus. When complete in 2012, the new Piedmont Newnan Hospital is expected to be the tallest building in the southwest metropolitan Atlanta area.