CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Exceeding two million man-hours on the Replacement Naval Hospital Project while maintaining a zero lost time accident record was the theme at the monthly safety meeting Mar. 12 held at the hospital site. “Now after two and half years, I think it’s absolutely possible to finish the entire job with zero lost time injuries,” said Carlos Gonzalez, P.E., Project Director, Clark / McCarthy, A Joint Venture. “Working safety shouldn’t be the first thing you do it should be part of who you are as a professional trades men.”Recently, the Replacement Naval Hospital Project was awarded the Activity Star Award for the meritorious service, superior leadership and exceptional support of the command’s safety program and objectives. The Star Award is a testament to the entire Replacement Naval Hospital Project team’s that continues towards another million man-hours of zero safety incidents. The hospital is currently 73 percent work in place, ahead of schedule; more than $330 million invoiced for construction, has maintained state-of-the-art level of quality, and spent less than 1 percent of the project cost on unforeseen changes. Since January 2012, the CMJV construction team has installed an average of $1 million of construction every day. The hospital is scheduled for completion in Winter 2013/2014 and should be fully operational in Spring 2014.