March is National Ladder Safety Month. March is the ideal time to highlight and encourage ladder safety because it coincides with Spring home improvement projects and the beginning of the construction season. It heightens awareness, reinforces safety training, and educates homeowners and working professionals.
Dec 2-6 is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. Research shows that older drivers are more likely – than their younger counterparts – to adopt safe behaviors such as wearing a seat belt and complying with speed limits.
However, those age 55 and older have twice the risk of dying in a work-related crash than younger workers do. One possible reason is that older persons are more likely to be injured if they are in a crash, and more likely to die if they are injured.
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
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.
Every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become ill while working in extreme heat or humid conditions. More than 40 percent of heat-related worker deaths occur in the construction industry, but workers in every field are susceptible.
There are a range of heat illnesses and they can affect anyone, regardless of age, or physical condition. Learn valuable tips on how to protect yourself from heat-related illnesses.
The last Friday in May is National Heat Awareness Day – an event established to encourage employers and workers to recognize the warning signs for heat illness and keep workers safe.
Under OSHA law, employers are responsible for providing workplaces free of known safety hazards. This includes protecting workers from extreme heat.