Construction Safety Week is a week-long event that happens annually. Originally scheduled for May 4-8, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was rescheduled for this week, September 14- 18. If you haven’t already implemented a plan, there is still time to bring Safety Week to your company! You can access and download all of the tools and resources you’ll need, including tips, best practices and all of the Safety Week branded materials you’ll need to support your events and communication.
How do you do Safety Week at your company? You can share your safety stories on your company’s social media channels using #ConstructionSafetyWeek. (Special note: Prior to uploading, please ensure any photography or video has been reviewed and approved by a qualified safety professional. Please confirm safe practices, including relevant personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines, are being followed. You are also responsible for ensuring that all submissions are approved for Construction Safety Week’s use by any clients or other groups which may require approval. Submissions will also be subject to review and approval by Safety Week’s safety committee. Please include photography credit, if required, for publishing.)
Safety Week was initially started in 2014, when more than 40 national and global construction firms comprising the Construction Industry Safety Initiative (CISI) group and the Incident and Injury Free (IIF) CEO Forum joined forces with a single aim: to inspire everyone in the industry to be leaders in safety.The construction industry, its clients and business partners take this opportunity to recommit to sending every worker home safe each day.
Here are some articles published by Metal Construction News over the past year emphasizing safety in the workplace along with resources on training:
- USGBC Releases New LEED Guidance to Address COVID-19 and Support Buildings with Reopening Strategies
- ABC Report: Safety Best Practices Can Make Construction Companies 827% Safer
- Safety expert Richard Hawk presents at AAMA conference
- Safety Today and Tomorrow
- Safety Technology – Safety on the job site extends beyond simply training