Construction Safety Week and National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction (May 2-6, 2022) are two annual events honored by every member in our group of professionals.
We continue to invest in our safety culture and performance by sharing best practices, tools, and resources while we remain focused on the impact our safe choices have on our team members, their families, and the communities in which we live and work.
During the week-long event, we visited job sites and had safety talks with the crews, where we distributed pledge cards asking the workers to add their name and the name of a loved one on a pledge to safety.
“I pledge to consider safety in every decision I make, because I want to come home to [-] at the end of the day and be there for [-] forever. If I cannot do my job safely, then I will not do it at all.”
They keep these cards in a prominent place in their homes. A reminder that they are loved and love enough to work safely.
Construction Safety Week started in 2014 when more than 40 national and global construction firms which comprised 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. In 2018, Safety Week was registered as a 501(c)6.
A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus on "Fall Hazards" and reinforcing the importance of "Fall Prevention". Employers of companies not exposed to fall hazards, can also use this opportunity to have a conversation with employees about the other job hazards they face, protective methods, and the company's safety policies and goals. It can also be an opportunity for employees to talk to management about fall and other job hazards they see.
Photo Caption: “'If I cannot do my job safely, then I will not do it at all,’ is the pledge we take for our loved ones,” says Jake Toth, CHST, (right), Director, Andromeda Academy of Construction Trades, as he asks the crew to show a photo of what they care most, during Safety Week 2022.