An annual industry education and awareness event is set for May 2-6, 2022. It was originally formed in 2014. This year’s theme is “Connected. Supported. Safe.”
The new theme reflects the enduring connection workers and leaders have to each other across the industry. Being connected builds strength, because it means individual workers are not alone in building a stronger, safer industry and creating a safe, supportive environment for everyone.
Safety Week once again includes a focus on mental health issues among workers. Issues like substance abuse or depression can cause even the best worker to put others at risk. And less noticeable things like prolonged stress, anxiety, financial concerns, or tension with a family member can cause workers to lose focus.
Construction Safety Week leaders encourage all construction companies to participate in this important industry initiative. Firms can visit ConstructionSafetyWeek.com for free planning resources, and materials are translated into Spanish and French.
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is a signature sponsor of Construction Safety Week for a third year.
Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, Safety Week will not hold a large-scale event, instead hold a variety of smaller events to promote construction industry safety.
By Rural Builder