Safety Programs & Events
Eggs with OSHA
Eggs with OSHA is a breakfast event held three times per year; current regional construction safety-related issues are discussed in a group setting with the Region III OSHA representatives, as well as the Philadelphia Area Director. This event serves as an open platform for the exchange of ideas through member networking, as well as the introduction of new products, ideas and methodologies in construction safety.
Project Safety Awards
GBCA has a long-standing commitment to safety in the commercial construction workplace and has continued to reinforce our credibility in the construction industry and safety communities. The Project Safety Awards provide member firms with a source of pride and prestige. Our award programs provide the opportunity to document your firm’s achievements in safety, receive well-deserved recognition from peers in the industry, and provide our members a competitive advantage.
Rest Water Shade Program
This campaign educates employers and workers on the dangers of working in the heat. Through training sessions, outreach events, informational sessions, publications, social media messaging and media appearances, millions of workers and employers have learned how to protect workers from heat. The safety message comes down to three key words: Water. Rest. Shade.
Focus four events: March -June
Each month, GBCA promotes one of OSHA’s Focus Four Hazards: Fall Hazards, Electrocution Hazards, Struck By Hazards, and Caught In-Between Hazards. The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness in the recognition, evaluation, and control of these hazards through the delivery of toolbox talks for employers to provide to their workers. These toolbox talks are sent out each week, March-June, for employers to use at their own discretion.
Safe and sound week: August
The Safe + Sound Campaign is offers resources to bring managers and workers together to create a strong safety and health program and participate in Safe + Sound Week, no matter how much time their schedule allows. The Safe + Sound Campaign is organized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, American Industrial Hygiene Association, American Society of Safety Professionals, The Center for Construction Research and Training, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Safety Council, and Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association.
Safety Stand-down for Fall Protection
Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) holds a National Safety Stand-Down to prevent Falls in the Construction industry. OSHA and GBCA encourage employers to take a break to focus on safety concerns surrounding falls from elevation. Stand-down events provide employers and workers the opportunity to talk about hazards, protective methods, and the company’s safety and health programs, goals, and expectations.