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Downey calls for change in driving habits

September 8 2009

TAUC Safety and Health Committee Chair Tony Downey shined a bright spotlight on inattentive driving as a major safety hazard on Sept. 9.

With more than 250 union contractors, industrial business owners and labor representatives in attendance at Pennsylvania Powers Union Construction, Downey played a public service announcement video produced by the National Safety Council.

Downey told the crowd that they need to prevent unnecessary deaths and injuries that are caused by inattentive driving.

“Talking on cell phone while driving should be regarded as unsafe and socially unacceptable,” Downey said.

Pennsylvania Powers Union Construction was generously sponsored by:

Aramark Uniform Services;
Boilermakers Local 154;
Blue Mountain Equipment Rental Corporation;
the Ironworker Employers Association of Western Pennsylvania;
Manning & Napier;
the Mechanical Contractors Association of Western Pennsylvania;
Mobile Medical Corporation; and,
the National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee, Inc.

The Association of Union Constructors will be holding another industry-wide event on Dec. 9, 2009, in Washington, D.C., called State of the Union Construction Industry 2009. Advance registration is required. Questions can be referred to Todd Mustard at 703.524.3336 x 112.


The Association of Union Constructors is the premier national trade association representing the 21st Century union construction industry. TAUC consists of more than 2,500 union contractors, local union contractor associations and vendors in the industrial maintenance and construction field. We demonstrate union construction is the best option because it is safer and more productive, and it provides a higher-quality and cost-competitive product.

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