National Construction Appreciation Week

National Construction Appreciation Week is the third week in September and recognizes the dedicated, hardworking men and women in the industry who are instrumental in the development of our infrastructure and facilities.

Tell those you know in the industry you appreciate their work! And post your construction photos on social media using #ThanksForBuilding and #ConstructionAppreciationWeek

Productive Aging – Workplace Safety and Health

By 2020, American workers 55 years or older will increase by almost 10 million, or at a rate of 33.5%. Productive aging involves providing a safe and healthy work environment for workers of all ages.

N95 Day – N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators

N95 Day observance is dedicated to highlighting the N95 filtering facepiece respirator information. It is also used to disseminate important information about powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs), half mask, and full facepiece respirators (elastomerics).

National Construction Safety Week

National Construction Safety Week is an emphasis of safe work practices by national and global construction firms. This event takes place each spring to remind construction workers and supervisors how important workplace safety is every week of every year.

Safety on a construction site goes far beyond reducing injuries. It’s about coming together to protect one another, and making sure  everyone gets home safely every night.

On Labor Day – Remember the Importance of Workplace Safety

Labor Day is a great time to remember the importance workplace safety. Most of us show up to work each day and we take it for granted that we will return home safely. Sadly, that is not always the case. The fact is – every 7 seconds, a worker is injured on the job – and each injury is preventable.

Young Workers Rights and Safety

If you are under age 18, there may be limits on the hours you work, the jobs you do, and the equipment you use. Likewise, your employer has the responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Learn more about young worker rights and safety.

OSHA Safe and Sound Week

OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide campaign to raise awareness and understanding of the value of proactive occupational safety and health (OSH) programs in all workplaces.
Implementing a safety and health program can not only reduce worker injuries – but can also save a business money and improve competitiveness.

Know Your Rights to a Safe and Healthy Workplace

Know Your Rights! Every worker has the right to a safe workplace under the OSH Act. Under federal law, you are entitled to a safe workplace. Your employer must provide a workplace free of known health and safety hazards.

Correlation Between Unions and Worker Safety

Unions offer a safety and health advantage in the construction industry. According to a survey commissioned by CPWR, construction firms that employ at least some union workers are more likely to perform safety best practices and undergo OSHA training than those without any union employees.