Construction Safety Week, an annual industrywide education and awareness event originally formed in 2014, is set for May 2-6, 2022. 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. If we connect with and support one another, we can conquer these challenges together.
“I’m proud of the work we’ve done to grow this event and share these important messages across the industry,” said Ken Aldridge, Safety Week 2022 chair and Aldridge Electric chairman. “We will offer a variety of resources to give our leaders the tools to create an environment of total safety. This year’s Safety Week will encompass both the seen and unseen aspects of workplace safety.”
Construction Safety Week leaders encourage all construction companies to participate in this important industry initiative. Firms can visit ConstructionSafetyWeek.com for free planning resources, including:
- Safety Week promotional materials, including job site banners, PowerPoint templates, a planning playbook and more.
- Daily topics, videos and Toolbox Talks.
- Toolkits to help promote Safety Week internally and externally.
- Activities for workers and their families to do at home.
- Materials translated into Spanish and French.
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is a signature sponsor of Construction Safety Week for a third year. “We’re proud to once again be part of this important campaign,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America. “Our member companies have a great opportunity to spread the message of safety across the industry.”
Due to ongoing Covid-19 concerns, Safety Week will not hold a large-scale event, instead holding a variety of smaller events to promote construction industry safety. Details on these events will be shared on the Safety Week website and through social media. In addition, Safety Week logos and communication assets, along with a host of educational materials are available for download on ConstructionSafetyWeek.com.
Construction Safety Week is an annual event designed to raise the awareness of the industry’s ongoing commitment to building a culture of safety through sharing best practices, tools and resources at jobsites and offices across the U.S. and Canada. Safety Week was founded by members of The Construction Industry Safety Initiative (CISI) and the Incident & Injury Free Executive Forum (IIF) and now includes 70 of the top contractors in the industry, representing thousands of workers. Additional support comes from Safety Week sponsors, partners and advocates. For a complete list and more information, visit https://www.constructionsafetyweek.com/?utm_campaign=construction_dive