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Safety Week 2017: May 1–5

Safety Week 2017, We are Stronger and Safety Together.safety-week-logo4

Being safe every day on every job site crosses competitive boundaries. That’s why construction businesses have banded together to create and celebrate Safety Week, running this year from Monday, May 1 to Friday, May 5. Many construction companies host a Safety Week once a year as a way to refocus and re-energize their commitment to reducing injuries on jobsites.

Mission

The mission of Safety Week is to collectively raise 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.

History

The Construction Industry Safety Initiative (CISI) includes twelve major contractors who come together every other year for a two-day meeting to discuss only one thing – SAFETY. CISI holds a Safety Summit that includes over 30 major contractors in the United States. The goal of CISI is to influence not only those within their group, but others to work safely and elevate safety awareness to a new level in the United States.

Engage Your Team May 1–5

Although safety is a topic that goes beyond one week, Safety Week is a great opportunity to remind your team about the little things that can keep everyone safe. This year’s Safety Week focuses on hand safety, and each day of the week focuses on one aspect of hand safety. You can add other safety tips as needed.

Here are the key topics for each day of the week. These can be covered in morning team meetings or through special activities.

Mon, May 1 – Hand InjurySafety for everybody
Tues, May 2 – Analyze the Hazards
Wed, May 3 – Types of Gloves
Thurs, May 4 – Teamwork & Incident Response
Fri, May 5 – First Aid

SafeBuild Alliance Safety Week Kick Off Event

SafeBuild Alliance is have their 2017 Safety Week kick off event on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 6:30–9:30 am. It will be held at the World Forestry Center in Portland. You can register here 

The Safety Week website has many resources available to plan you Safety Week activities. There are tools that can help bring Safety Week to life in your company, on your jobsites, and in your community.

 

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