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Safety Month 2024

May 30, 2024

The numbers are staggering: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 1 in 5 workplace deaths occurred in the construction industry.

This is a number that Branch takes seriously.

Very seriously.

Branch Safety Lunch 2024

Throughout May, Branch doubled down on our safety communications and training. Danny Minnix, Branch Vice President of Safety, and the entire Branch safety team visited every job site. The message: Every single Branch employee-owner is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of others.

The key points:

Constant Focus: Branch safety regulations often exceed industry standards, yet we must maintain constant focus. Most workplace accidents happen when we lose focus, when we get too comfortable, and when we take safety for granted.

Speak Up: Branch honors the employee-owners who speak up about safety concerns on the job. Our job sites are filled with people of all experience levels and varying tolerances for risk.

Open communication on the job site encourages employee-owners to express their thoughts, feelings, and concerns without fear of reprisal or judgment.

Communicating safety concerns – regardless of title or job level – is a fundamental responsibility of each Branch employee-owner. When concerns are voice and action is taken, it will lead to:

  • the identification of potential hazards and unsafe conditions before they lead to accidents or injuries.
  • a greater culture of safety.
  • the discovery of hazard patterns that we can use to make structural improvements and the prevention of recurring problems.

Branch Safety Lunch 2024

Every Voice Matters: Every idea, every suggestion, every voice matters when it comes to safety.

At Branch, “safety culture” aren’t just buzz words. Our employee-owners are encouraged and committed to listening, learning, and taking action to ensure the safety of every individual on our job sites. When we speak up, we protect each other.

Every employee-owner has a voice and a message to share. No matter if the employee-owner is a veteran of the industry or just getting started, each has something to say about safety. Branch leaders listen and acknowledge the message and the concern.

About Branch

Headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, and serving clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States, Branch touches all aspects of the built environment. As a full-service construction solutions partner, Branch is committed to exceptional performance and to developing business relationships sustained by mutual benefit and respect.

Branch has total revenues of over $500 million and a workforce of more than 1,000 employee-owners. Through its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), Branch ensures every employee has a vested interest in its success. Visit or to learn more.