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Elevator Industry Unites for Stand Up for Safety Event

CENTREVILLE, VA. (Nov 1, 2018) - The National Elevator Industry, Inc. (NEII) applauds its members and the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) for their ongoing commitment to safety. Today, elevator workers and employers across the country came together to show their commitment to safe work practices in the first ever "Stand Up for Safety" event. During this event, all employees paused their work to hear important safety messages from their company presidents as well as the National President of the IUEC.

"By participating in today's Stand Up for Safety events, elevator companies and the IUEC united to remind all industry employees of the collective commitment to maintain safe work environments," said Karen Penafiel, Executive Director of NEII. "Together we are working toward a safer future in the elevator industry. Today's Stand Up for Safety event is a reminder that our industry's top priority is getting everyone home safely at the end of each day."

Every NEII member company has a comprehensive safety program dedicated to maintaining employee safety. Recently, the NEII Field Employee Safety Committee released the 9 Safety Absolutes - industry best practices to maximize safety and prevent injuries. Download a copy at

About NEII
NEII is the premier trade association representing the global leaders in the building transportation industry. Its members install, maintain, and/or manufacture elevators, escalators, moving walks, and other building transportation products.  NEII's membership includes the six major international companies - Fujitec America, Inc., KONE, Inc., Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc., Otis Elevator Company, Schindler Elevator Corporation, thyssenkrupp Elevator Company and several other companies across the country. Collectively, the  NEII members represent approximately 85% of the total hours worked within the elevator and escalator industry, employ more than 25,000 people in the U.S. and indirectly support hundreds of thousands of American jobs in affiliate industries.

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