Construction Safety Week in the News

May 18, 2023

Daily Commercial News by Construct Connect | Strong voices, safe choices this year’s Safety Week theme

In May, the Gillam Group and the League of Champions honored Construction Safety Week’s theme, Strong Voices, Safe Choices. Employees were encouraged to engage in a variety of activities focused on learning and facilitating deeper conversations on safety. Craig Lesurf, president at Gillam Group, chair of the League of Champions and the Ontario General Contractors Association’s safety committee, emphasizes the significance of building a culture of safety and committing to that culture every day of the year.

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May 5, 2023

City Biz | Local High School Tours Tysons Construction Site During Annual Construction Safety Week

As part of Construction Safety Week 2023, Skanska welcomed local high school students from the ACE Mentor Program on a tour of The Heming, a construction project in Tysons, VA. Led by Skanska’s Senior Project Manager, Brittany Otis, the tour highlighted the company’s commitment to safety while inspiring students to pursue a career in the industry.

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May 3, 2023

14News | SABIC Facility Hosts Safety Week celebration in Mt. Vernon

Celebrating Construction Safety Week at the SABIC facility, BMWC Constructors and SABIC leadership treated employees to lunch and discussed a variety of topics on safety in the workplace. The celebration concluded with employees raising $5000 for the Tri-State Food Bank.

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May 3, 2023

ENR: Louder Than a Whisper Discover how a vocal safety voice enhances physical and mental well-being

With the start of Construction Safety Week on the horizon, Safety Week representatives discuss the changes in the campaign since its inception, tips for new companies participating and the importance of giving all employees a voice. Companies are encouraged to participate in Safety Week May 1-5th and throughout the year.

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May 2, 2023

Construction Dive | Round Table: SIFs, data key to jobsite hazard detection

Industry experts, including Construction Safety Week members, participated in a digital roundtable to discuss the state of safety today. Experts discussed the key components of job site safety now and in the future.

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April 19, 2023

ENR: When Safety Matters, Let All Voices Be Heard

Along with other leaders in the industry, Mike Burke, Construction Safety Week Chair, speaks with ENR about raising voices at every level to create and promote safer job sites. This year’s Safety Week theme encouraged companies to commit to safety and share their individual pledges. The response illustrates what safety means to everyone in the industry.

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April 11, 2023

CURT Blog Post: Empowering a Culture of Safety in the Industry

Construction Safety Week Chair, Mike Burke, discusses safety in the industry, how investing in the right equipment and resources cultivates a culture of safety, and the role of Safety Week empowering everyone to have a voice.

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May 23, 2022

Ch. 5 St. Louis: Crews took a break on Thursday to celebrate Construction Safety Week

Construction leaders from Alberici, L. Keely and Mortenson construction crews took time today to provide lunch, motivation and health advice to 700 construction workers or “industrial athletes” at the Centene Stadium site.

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May 6, 2022

Construction Dive: Mental Health a Key Part of Jobsite Safety

Construction Dive asked experts, including several Safety Week member companies, to weigh in on the high suicide rate plaguing the industry and what employers can do to protect workers.

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May 4, 2022

CIRT video: Ken Aldridge Joins Panel to Discuss Creating a Safety Culture

Construction Safety Week Chair Ken Aldridge and other industry leaders discuss the importance of creating a safety culture in this CIRT roundtable video.

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May 4, 2022

Safety Week Inspires Everyone to Be Leaders in Safety

Building and Industry Connection magazine discusses Safety Week 2022.

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May 4, 2022

Construction Safety Week in Canada: Building Connections

In-person events return to construction sites across Canada, rebuilding connections and renewing a focus on safety.

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April 25, 2022

CURT Blog: Together, We Can Make a Difference

Construction Safety Week chair Ken Aldridge discusses how the seen and unseen aspects of safety make up this year’s Safety Week theme.

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April 7, 2022

Construction Dive: Safety Week Dates Announced

Construction Dive shares Construction Safety Week Dates and theme.

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May 13, 2021

CBS News Charlotte: Safety Week Demonstration Held

Safety Week member Skanska held a fall protection demonstration on the University of Virginia campus during Safety Week, which was covered by the local CBS affiliate.

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April 28, 2021

Constructor Magazine: Safety Week 2021 Committed to Holistic Safety

Mike McKelvey, co-chair of 2021 Safety Week discusses Safety Week 2021 in AGC’s Constructor magazine.

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April 20, 2021

Safety Week co-chair Michael McKelvey Featured in ENR Podcast

Construction Safety Week co-chair Michael McKelvey shared his thoughts on Holistic Safety and tips to plan your Safety Week on ENR’s Critical Path podcast. Listen here.

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April 19, 2021

AGC Podcast on Safety Week: Listen Here

Construction Safety Week Chair Mike McKelvy joined a recent ConstructorCast podcast to chat about this year’s Construction Safety Week. Listen to learn more about Holistic Safety and the resources we’re offering the industry.

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April 7, 2021

Webinar: Committing to Total Wellness and Holistic Safety

Being safe means paying attention to both mind and body. It is about more than just wearing hardhats and safety glasses. It means recognizing how important mental health really is to everyone’s overall safety. There is help available to combat suicide, depression, distractions and more. Safety Week Chairman Michael E. McKelvy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gilbane Building Company and Ken Aldridge, Chairman of the Board, Aldridge shared their thoughts in this webinar sponsored by ENR.

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September 17, 2020

Column: Safety in Construction Goes Beyond our Job Sites

Hawaii GCA President Leslie Isemoto and Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters share their view that safety should be a key part of our lives – both at work and at home.

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September 15, 2020

Gaylor Electric Celebrates Safety Week

Indiana-based firm participates in Safety Week 2020. Gaylor Electric employees have daily talks, onsite activities, photo contests, safety games and more.

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September 11, 2020

Ohio Contractors Association Announces Safety Week Plans

The Ohio Contractors Association (OCA) is joining state, national and global construction groups in recognizing and participating in Construction Safety Week, and making work zones and project sites across Ohio safer for workers and the traveling public.

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August 31, 2020

Safety Week Announces 2020 Dates – AGC

The AGC announces new dates for Safety Week 2020. AGC’s continued support of Safety Week helps spread our message throughout the industry.

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February 5, 2020

AGC Joins Construction Safety Week 2020 as signature sponsor

AGC of America has demonstrated its commitment to safety by joining Construction Safety Week as a signature sponsor again in 2020, encouraging all AGC member firms to participate in the event.

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January 31, 2020

Construction Safety Week Announces 2020 Dates

Construction Safety Week, an annual industry wide education and awareness event originally formed in 2014, is set for May 4-8, 2020. This year’s theme is Built on Safety

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