Construction Safety Month: How Can Your Company Get Involved?
For Chicagoland construction professionals, the warmer weather means one thing: busy season. As business speeds up, so does your workforce, and Chicagoland AGC has your back with a number of programs to help you and your workers keep safety at the forefront. This year, we’re declaring May as Construction Safety Month, and offering our members a variety of programs to help you get construction season off to a good start. Here’s how your company can take advantage of all Construction Safety Month has to offer:
Participate in Stand for Safety Week (formerly the Safety Stand Down). Participating employers will choose a day to shut down their job sites for about 30 minutes and host a toolbox talk, followed by an informal site breakfast or lunch to boost morale as the season takes off. This year the Safety & Health Committee has chosen “leadership engagement” as the Stand for Safety topic, but companies are also welcome to choose their own topic. This year’s curriculum will be made available to any participants.
If you haven’t already committed to participating, please do so here. Chicagoland AGC provides hard hat stickers to all participating workers. Some companies go all out by having banners and t-shirts made! Contact Hilary Korabik for the Stand for Safety logo to use on promotional materials.
Post on Social Media! What is your company doing to promote safety during Construction Safety Month? Use the hashtag #Stand4Safety to share your good work—and be sure to tag us @chicagolandagc!
Order this year’s Spring safety poster. The CAGC Safety Committee has created a FREE and engaging poster campaign program for you, and the first in the series will be available in May. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of posters you’d like.
Join us for Spring Summit! Each year, CAGC awards the annual Safety Awards at our Spring Summit. This year’s event will take place on May 16th in Maggiano’s in Oak Brook. In addition to celebrating the exemplary safety records of our awardees, attendees will hear a presentation on the impact of the opioid crisis on the construction industry, along with promising solutions. The presenters will take a look at innovative pain management treatment options with pharmacogenetic testing and topical pain medications to lessen the risk of long term opioid addiction, as frequently seen with oral medications.
Attend our Safety Basics seminar. On Wednesday, May 29, Chicagoland AGC is presenting a Safety Basics seminar, targeted at assistant project managers, project engineers, and estimators. More information will be made available in the coming weeks!