The choices we make — big or small — can have a huge impact on our safety and the safety of those around us. This is especially true in the construction industry, where thousands of men and women rely on each other every day to stay safe. On May 7-11, we are celebrating the shared commitment to safety on the jobsite and beyond as part of an industry-wide education and awareness event, Safety Week.
“Everyone who comes to work on a construction jobsite makes choices that keeps them and their fellow workers safe,” said Matt Walsh co-chairman, The Walsh Group and 2018 Safety Week co-chair. “We want to recognize workers who make the right choice, even when nobody is watching, because it’s the right thing to do.” Walsh’s thoughts are echoed by his co-chair, Chris Traylor, co-president, Traylor Bros., Inc.
“The need to consistently make safe choices permeates every part of our lives. This must become a value that we live both at home and at work. That’s why individual choice is the focus of this year’s Safety Week,” said Traylor. “The choices we make have a tremendous impact on each other and the communities we serve.”
To symbolize this year’s theme, construction workers, industry leaders and other stakeholders will share why and how they make safe choices on social media. The individual pledges will be aggregated to form a mosaic image, providing a compelling visual demonstration of the collective impact of the workers’ commitment to safety on the entire industry.
“We’re interested in collecting stories from people across the industry – we want to demonstrate how the shared commitment to safety can help build a stronger safety culture,” Traylor said.
Safety Week events are planned for:
At these events, guest speakers, local dignitaries and executives will speak about the status of their projects and the unifying nature of safety. Other Safety Week activations will be held at many job sites across the country. Additional details on all events, including instructions for media who would like to cover the events, is available at www.constructionsafetyweek.com.
About Safety Week
Safety Week is dedicated to raising the awareness of the construction industry’s continuing commitment to eliminating worker injury, and to clearly communicate its dedication to a shared culture of care and concern and the belief that every week must be Safety Week.
Safety Week is sponsored by members of The Construction Industry Safety Initiative (CISI) and the Incident & Injury Free Executive Forum (IIF). Additional support comes from the Alliance Partners, many of which are non-profit associations. For more information, visit www.constructionsafetyweek.com
Safety Week Sponsors
Adolphson & Peterson | Aldridge Electric | Allan Myers | Alliant Insurance | American Bridge | Ames | APi Group | Atkinson Construction | Austin Industries | Avalon Bay | Baker Concrete | Balfour Beatty | Barnard Construction | Barton Malow | Black & Veatch | BMWC Constructors | Boh Brothers | Brasfield & Gorrie | Cadell Construction Co. | CF Evans | CNA Financial Corp | Cannistraro | Cianbro | Clark Construction Group | Clyde Companies |DOKA | DPR Construction | Flintco| Fluor | Gilbane | Graham Construction | Granite | Great Lakes Dredge & Dock | Halmar International| Hensel Phelps | Herzog Construction| Holder | Hunter Roberts | I+ICON | Jacobs | JE Dunn Construction | JF Shea Construction | Jacobs| JMJ Associates | Keller Foundations | Kiewit | Lane Construction | Lean Construction Institute | Lendlease | Liberty | Limbach | McCarthy Foundations | MWH Constructors | Manson Construction | Massman Construction | McCarthy Building Companies | McHugh Construction | Mortenson Construction | Nicholson Construction | OHL North America | Pacific Pile & Marine | PCL Construction| Parsons | Phillips & Jordan | Starr| RailWorks | Rosendin Electric | Shimmick Construction | Skanska | Stacey and Witbeck | Structural Group | Suffolk | Sundt Construction | Superior Construction |Terracon | Travelers | Traylor Bros.| Turner Construction | The Walsh Group | Webcor | Weeks Marine | Zachry Construction | Zurich North America