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Today’s #ConstructionSafetyWeek topic is Be Safe, Be Well Rested. The construction industry often comes with early hours, long commutes and nightshift work. This can interrupt your body’s natural sleep/wake cycle and can have major consequences on your physical and mental health. Some simple things you can do to improve your quality of sleep, overall well-being, and safety on the jobsite include:

🏋🏼 Exercise – the more energy you expel during the day, the easier it is for your body to enter a restful sleep

🍎 Food & Beverage – avoid heavy meals before bedtime and caffeinated drinks within 6 hours of bedtime

😴 Sleep Routine – stay consistent with your bedtime and waketime, even on the weekends

🥱 Sleep Quantity – aim for 7+ hours of sleep per night

🛏 Sleep Environment – your sleep area should be dark, free of distraction and noise, and keep it cool – around 68 degrees #rccosafety #constructionsafety #besafebewellrested

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Today’s safety topic is Be Relentless. To prevent injuries we must be relentless in paying attention to risk and monitoring what is happening around us at all times. Our safety coin and the messages engraved on the coin are daily reminders to Be Relentless every day by choosing to work safe for yourself, your coworkers, and the people that love you. Injuries happen in a flash, so we can never take safety for granted. #rccosafety #constructionsafetyweek #constructionsafety #berelentless

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Today’s #ConstructionSafetyWeek topic is Healthy Mind, Healthy Body. Being safe means paying attention to both mind and body. Our people are our most valuable asset and we must take an active role in our physical and mental health. Exercise/stretching, meditation, adequate sleep, and a healthy diet can have a tremendous impact over time on your well-being. If we all strive for a healthier mind and body, we can shape a healthier future for the construction industry. #rccosafety #healthymindhealthybody

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Today kicks off #ConstructionSafetyWeek. At Robinson we are committed to safety and ZERO INCIDENTS on ALL jobsites. We are kicking off today with each team member signing a jobsite safety commitment pledge banner that will be displayed on the jobsite. The banner reads just as their safety coins that they carry in their pockets as a reminder to work safe:

-Stop Unsafe Acts
-Do The Right Thing Every Time
-Zero Is Possible
-Zero Is Not Our Goal, It’s Our Expectation

Today’s daily topic is Be Present, Be Focused. This is the exact thing our employees are pledging to do. #rccosafety #constructionsafety #bepresentbefocused

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Robinson Construction Company of Perryville was ranked on Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2021 Top Performers list, which recognizes ABC member contractors in safety, quality, diversity, project excellence and special designations, ranked by work hours. Robinson was ranked No. 60 on the Top 200 Performers list and No. 30 on the Top 100 General Contractors list – moving up several spots from their 2020 rankings.

Published as a supplement to Construction Executive magazine, the ABC Top Performers lists identify the Top 200 Performers, Top Trade Contractors, Top Electrical Contractors, Top Plumbing/HVAC Contractors, Top Specialty Contractors and Top 100 General Contractors and Top General Contractors Up to $50 million, all of which have earned the elite Accredited Quality Contractor credential, as well as the Top Performers with Special Designations.

To be eligible, Robinson Construction demonstrated world-class safety performance by achieving Gold status or higher in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System, which makes the top-performing contractors up to 655% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average, according to the ABC 2021 Safety Performance Report. The Top Performers were ranked by size based on the number of hours worked in 2019, as reported in their 2020 STEP applications. ABC members that earn the AQC credential certify their commitment to quality, safety, craft and management education, talent management, inclusion, diversity and equity and community relations.

“The common priorities in our third annual list of ABC Top Performers include culture, safety, innovation, workforce development and driving market value,” said Michael Bellaman, president and chief executive officer of ABC. “Collaboration and adaptation created a safer, more productive jobsite and workplace for Robinson Construction, and I applaud these industry leaders for setting the standard in developing people, winning work and delivering that work safely, ethically and profitably.”

Robinson has a long history of being recognized by ABC through awards programs and special designations including:

• 2003-present: STEP Gold / Silver

• 2019-present: Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC)

• 2020: No. 69 Top 200 Performers; No. 35 Top 120 General Contractors

• 2019: No. 12 Top 20 Performers in the Midwest

• 2019: National Excellence in Construction Eagle Award - Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial Project

• 2016: General Contractor Chapter Safety Award

• 2006: Excellence in Construction Merit Award – Wolf River Interceptor Relief Sewer Projects

• 2005: National Safety Excellence Award Semifinalist Access the 2021 Top Performers list at abc.org/topperformers.

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What do you do when you can’t reach your target location with a crane? Easy, call in a helicopter! With the help of our subcontractors, Erickson Incorporated and S.M. Lawrence Company , we recently replaced 5 - 15,000 pound HVAC units on a project at the Frito-Lay plant in Jonesboro, Arkansas. We had a 48-hour window to set the units and get them running for Frito-Lay, so they could maintain production of their delicious chips and snacks!

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Last week, we had the privilege of hosting several students from St. Vincent High School. Robinson employees presented the different disciplines within the organization in hopes of helping the students with their career choices. Thanks for the visit and we wish you the best of luck in your future! #rcco #constructioncareers #careerday #svtriber

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Hanna Bohnert, employee benefits coordinator for Robinson Construction, has completed all requirements for the Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) credential. The SHRM-CP certification is a pinnacle achievement and global standard in certification for the HR profession. The SHRM involves rigorous research that organizes eight behavioral competencies into three clusters: leadership, interpersonal, and business. Additionally, there are 15 HR knowledge areas that are critical to the success of any HR professional.

By incorporating key HR competencies and knowledge into the SHRM-CP exam, SHRM's certifications demonstrate to the global business community that the credential-holder has strong capabilities in both aspects of HR practice—competency and knowledge—that are required for effective job performance.

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Today is #ReadAcrossAmerica day and Robinson Construction wanted to help the students at St. Vincent Elementary, Immanuel Lutheran, and Perryville Primary School celebrate! This morning we presented each school with construction themed books to add to their libraries! We hope you all enjoy the books and always continue to read! #rccocares #readingisimportant #todayareadertomorrowaleader

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One good thing that came with the cold temperatures and snow is that it allowed some of Robinson’s supervisors extra time for training. QA/QC Manager Ross Moldenhauer and QA/QC Assistant Manager Brandon McIntosh were on hand last week to provide surveying training using a Robotic Total Station (RTS). The training covered the basics of the RTS and the functions and tools that can be utilized while using the surveying equipment. The supervisors were then presented with a mock project to lay out/survey using the RTS.

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