“Safety doesn’t happen by accident.”

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Safety continues to be a pinnacle part of MBI’s mission, and we are joining the Construction Safety Week 2018 movement to support our members who are dedicated to eliminating worker injuries.

What is Safety Week?

Safety Week was originally created by a group of contractors with the common goal of elevating safety awareness to a new level.  Being safe on every job site crosses competitive boundaries, which is why it is important to band together in a commitment to eliminating worker injury and to clearly communicate a shared culture of the belief that every week must be Safety Week.

The Construction Safety Week 2018 theme is “The Power of Safe Choices.” As described on their website:

“We commit ourselves to safety because it’s not just our personal safety that we hold in our hands: The choices we make – the ones we recognize and those we don’t – impact our co-workers, our community and also our family and friends.”

When is Safety Week?

Safety Week 2018 is this week, May 7-11.

How can I participate? 

  • Check out the 2018 Safety Week Assets available for you to share with your employees, subcontractors. and partners to help improve safety.
  • Download the social media toolkit and promote Safety Week on your personal or company pages.
  • Follow along on MBI’s Facebook and Twitter accounts for our daily Safety Week focuses.
  • Host a Safety Stand-Down on your job sites to also celebrate OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction.
    • What is a “Safety Stand Down”?
      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 they can use, 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. Click here for information on a Safety Stand Down.