Ryan Companies US, Inc., co-developer with Sunbelt Holdings and builder of Marina Heights at Tempe Town Lake, hosted Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) federal officials and Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) state officials this week to honor the National Fall Prevention Stand Down. The purpose of the “Safety Stand Down” is to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in

ADOSH Assistant Director, Jessie Atencio was on hand to present Ryan Companies with a plaque commemorating the voluntary event. And after other presentations, Ryan Companies Safety Superintendent, Kyle Schoenberger invited all Ryan employees and Marina Heights’ 20 subcontractors to attend fall protection demos and view fall protection products, available for viewing at the site.

“We were happy to welcome OSHA and ADOSH representatives to Marina Heights on this important day. Safety is our number one priority and greater education, such as that being presented at the Safety Stand Down will help avoid accidents in the future,” said Schoenberger.

Recently, Ryan Companies also hosted Tempe and other local fire departments at the Marina Heights site to conduct high-rise building and crane rescue training exercises. Scenarios that were practiced included proper techniques for rescuing a person from a structure under construction, crane rescue procedures and using specialized equipment needed for these types of rescue.

Marina Heights is a 20-acre, $600 million mixed-use development that will include five office buildings leased by State Farm, retail amenities and a 10-acre plaza to be constructed during the next four years. The 2 million square foot project has been under construction for nine months, accumulating more than 250,000 safe man-hours with no loss time to date.