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WE are United in Safety

From coast to coast, our W.E. O’Neil teams strive to be united in safety. Across all facets of construction, it is safety that unites us: competitors become allies and our peers join us in observing safety as a common goal.

United, we know that safety in our industry is what connects us and allows us to return home to our families each day. Together, we create a safer industry in a supportive environment where everyone feels safe.

Our teams across the country observed 2022’s Construction Safety Week with a variety of special events on job sites: trainings and toolbox talks of all kinds, some including barbecues and raffles to engage and reward our hard workers.

Learn more about W.E. O’Neil’s safety program here.


Below is a round-up of just some of the topics covered on our projects nationwide.

Year-round, let’s stay educated, connected, supported, and safe!

Mental Health and Wellness


The Hacienda—Oceanside, CA



Electrical Safety Basics


•   Bloomies—Skokie, IL
•   Delta T5 Relocation, O’Hare International Airport—Chicago, IL



Fall Prevention/Fall Clearance


•   30th and Pearl—Boulder, CO
→   This project also celebrated 169 work days without a lost time injury—congrats, team!
•   Large, self-perform contract for a major cultural facility—Chicago, IL
•   GLPI Casino—Baton Rouge, LA
•   Tule River Hotel and Casino—Tule River Tribe Reservation, Porterville, CA





Comprehensive Safety Overview


•   Suncap Verve—Broomfield, CO



A good safety culture is doing the right thing because you are told to. A great safety culture is doing the right thing because you want to. We should strive to be great every day.

Kevin Whitaker – Director of Safety (California)

Importance of JHAs (Job Hazard Analysis)


•   Argonne National Laboratory—Lemont, IL


Aerial Lift Safety


•   IBEW Local 701 Renovation—Chicago, IL



“Safety means being aware of our surroundings no matter what environment we’re in so we can catch potential problems before they become injuries. Constant vigilance is necessary to have and cultivate a safe culture in the workplace—and at home, where safety is second nature for everyone.”

Michael Kalinowski – Director of Safety (Chicago)


Respirable Crystalline Silica


•   Large, self-perform contract for a major cultural facility—Chicago, IL








All W.E. O’Neil offices are committed to teach, encourage, and enforce the highest standard of safety on each one of our jobsites. Together we can help make a difference in moving the construction industry towards a zero-injury mindset.

Brian Ramsay, CEO