Value Every Voice

By Blach Construction | May 06, 2024

Construction Safety Week 2024

This year’s Construction Safety Week theme is Value Every Voice.

The safety and success of any construction project is determined by the individual decisions and actions of every team member. Regardless of their role, each person on a project has a deep responsibility to take initiative, accountability and personal ownership in keeping their team and project site safe. Creating a work environment that encourages open communication and teamwork not only builds trust and confidence in every individual, it deepens respect, unity and understanding with teams at all levels.

At Blach, everyone is empowered to use their voice and what matters most is that they are heard. When it comes to safety, nothing is more important than listening, understanding and embracing what is communicated. This is how we create the foundation for our strong culture of safety that ensures everyone in every role feels seen, heard and supported.

Each day this week we are sharing tips from some of our safety leaders who continually uphold our award-winning safety record and truly Value Every Voice.

Dustin Flower, Carpenter

Dustin is a carpenter on our Colibri Commons affordable housing project who helps coordinate high-risk activities. Having seen what can happen when colleagues don’t communicate, Dustin understands the importance of speaking up to avoid serious consequences.


Jose Mireles, Superintendent

With more than two decades of experience on the job site, Jose understands the full importance of safe practices with everyone on his project teams.


Brandon Niizawa, General Superintendent of Self-Perform Work

With Brandon’s experience in the field, he aims to provide the best leadership possible. He values his workers and does his best to ensure that everyone gets home to enjoy their friends and family at the end of each day.

Martin Jimenez, Safety Manager

Martin is the definition of leading by example when it comes to safety. As a Blach Safety Manager, he is always walking job sites to identify the risks and potential hazards of our projects.

Keith Craw, Vice President of Field Operations

Keith has helped create a culture of safety by developing a safety program that educates employees and prioritizes their well-being. He understands that safe practices are fundamental to the building process, whether that’s in the shop, office or at the jobsite.