Lauren Backstrom

Safety Week 2014 raises awareness of safety in the construction industry

Blog Post created by Lauren Backstrom Employee on Apr 14, 2014

Safety Week 2014Every year, more than 80,000 workers suffer an injury on construction job sites across the U.S. Any one incident is one too many. Life is too precious to not make safety the number one focus in the U.S. construction industry.

Because of this, 31 national and global construction firms comprising The Construction Industry Safety (CISI) group and the Incident and Injury Free CEO (IIF) Forum have joined forces with a single aim: to inspire everyone in the industry to be leaders in safety. Banding together, they have created the first US Industry Safety Week, running this year from Sunday May 4 to Saturday May 10.

For information on how to conduct a safety week, or to join in the conversation in the Safety Week Forum, visit the Safety Week 2014 website

For information on NFPA's worksite construction standards, take a look at the document information pages for NFPA 51B and NFPA 241

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