The week of May 7-11, 2018 features two ways to focus on construction safety: Safety Week and OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.
Safety Week is a unique opportunity for our local construction firms to support a national movement. The goal of Safety Week is to raise safety awareness, inspire and improve safety practices and unite the entire construction industry with a commitment to leadership in living and promoting a strong safety culture and safe, injury-free work environments.
Click below to learn more about how to participate and hold a safety celebration, and to download 12 Toolbox Talks created for Safety Week:
Contact GBCA Director of Safety Services, Frank Durso (firstname.lastname@example.org), to let us know how you’re participating in Safety Week in 2018! Frank plans to visit multiple sites next week and will distribute GBCA Safety high visibility shirts and greet construction teams with safety tips.
A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus on “Fall Hazards” and reinforcing the importance of “Fall Prevention”. Employers of companies not exposed to fall hazards, can also use this opportunity to have a conversation with employees about the other job hazards they face, protective methods, and the company’s safety policies and goals. It can also be an opportunity for employees to talk to management about fall and other job hazards they see.
Contact GBCA Director of Safety Services, Frank Durso (email@example.com), to let us know if you’re holding a Safety Stand-Down, or for tips on holding a Safety Stand-Down.
Click below to learn more about how to participate in the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction:
Click below to download a National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Poster (in English – see previous link for the poster in Spanish):