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Construction Safety Week, the annual event to raise awareness of the industry’s commitment to a safe workplace, kicks off next week across jobsites in the U.S. and Canada. Courtesy of Associated Builders and Contractors


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Construction Safety Week provides daily topics for companies to plan activities, conversations and demonstrations throughout the week.

Events this year include discussions around engagement, risk identification, brain health, continued education and action. Fundamental to these topics include conversations around two key components of safety: mental wellness in the industry and encouraging the switch from traditional hard hats to safety helmets, according to the release.

“Safety in the industry is our top priority. Our goal is to provide the tools and resources for individuals and companies to continue making all jobsites safer,” said Mike Burke, 2023 Safety Week chair and chief operating officer at Alberici, a St. Louis-based construction engineering firm. “We encourage those making a commitment to safety during the campaign to commit to a higher safety standard throughout the year.”

Ahead of the Safety Week kickoff on May 1, workers and companies across the construction industry are encouraged to take a safety pledge between now and May 4. The pledge reinforces their commitment to support and build a strong safety culture.