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Construction leaders have raised the safety bar, yet more work remains

May 16, 2024

When Troy Teepe worked on construction jobsites earlier in his career, he says he didn’t always follow safety protocols to a T. Today, he likens the confidence workers develop that causes them to skip safety measures to playing the lottery.

Teepe’s grandfather started a plumbing company in the 1950s, which eventually expanded into heating, ventilation and mechanical work. When he joined the business, Teepe started working on bigger commercial projects like hotels and schools.

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