By Michael Marr, Technical Resource Consultant
May 2-6 is Construction Safety Week! Construction workers have a strong bond, and this week they come together to focus on safety and protecting one another.
Construction Safety Week is a weeklong event that brings the construction industry together. Organizations and associations with ties to the construction industry partner and take this opportunity to recommit to workplace safety. The event focuses on thanking workers for supporting safety and increasing awareness of the importance of being committed to safety every day. BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene supports Construction Safety Week by promoting jobsite safety.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one of every five fatalities occurs in the construction trades. That’s why efforts like Construction Safety Week are critical to protecting workers. The Construction Safety Week 2022 website has materials to help employers plan for the week including resources like daily topics, videos, and toolbox talks as well as banners that can be used at the jobsite.
BWC has resources to help keep construction workers safe including Safety Talks on boom truck safety, contractor safety, hard hats, and other construction-related topics. We also offer sample Written Safety Program Templates on relevant topics like fall protection. And don’t forget, BWC safety consultants, industrial hygienists and ergonomists are here to help, too. Request a consultation online or call 1-800-644-6292 and let’s talk about construction safety.
Help promote Construction Safety Week!