Safety Week 2023 Daily Topics
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Safety is the industry’s top value, and establishing a supportive culture is essential to creating a safe work environment. Feeling safe and having the power to speak up when we see something unsafe are important to our day-to-day well-being at work. Managers and workers must commit that they will use their Strong Voices to back each other up and make Safe Choices. Planning, communicating, observing, and improving are ways to stay stronger and safer together.
We all face risks and make mistakes every day. Most of the time, risks or mistakes don’t cause us injury or harm, but on the job they can be significant. We can take three key steps to minimize exposure and harm: Knowing when we are placed in situations where errors are likely; being able to assess hazards; and identifying critical steps in our activities to make them safe. Open communication is key to having a stronger, safer workplace where we all look out for one another.
The most effective tool we have is the one between our ears. Head protection has come a long way since the days of leather and canvas hard hats. Safety helmets are becoming more common and offer the most protection our industry has seen to date. If your company has not made the switch from a hard hat to a helmet, we ask that you consider it.
The construction industry is filled with people of different backgrounds and experiences. Our differences provide an opportunity to share lessons learned on making tasks safer and more efficient, improving our overall safety. An interactive demonstration aimed at improving knowledge and safety led by experienced crew members that encourages participation can be educational and fun.
Every year, we have seen participation in Safety Week grow as craft workers across the country come together and commit to creating a safer working environment. As a result, our jobsites are safer today than they have ever been, and we hope our growing toolbox of resources will empower you to be a Strong Voice and make Safe Choices. We want to thank each one of you for participating in Safety Week this year. Remember, safety is, and must always remain, our top value.
Safety Week Planning Resources
Bring Safety Week to life at your company. Here you can access and download all of the tools and resources you’ll need to get started on planning your week, including tips, best practices and all of the Safety Week branded materials you’ll need to support your events and communication. All materials for Safety Week 2023 will be available soon.
Download a pledge branded job site banner (with QR code), hard hat stickers, and a one-pager (with QR code) detailing how to participate that can be distributed to employees. The QR code to take the pledge will be active starting April 3rd.Download Pledge Materials
Event Success Stories
How do you do Safety Week at your company? Tell us what inspired you to get involved, how you engaged your team and the impact it has made in your workplace and community. We want to hear how your teams celebrate safety and how your continued commitment is helping us build a stronger, safer industry together. We also encourage you to share your safety stories on your company’s social media channels using #ConstructionSafetyWeek.
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