Safety Week 2017 | Together for a better tomorrow

We walk on to different work sites with different jobs, trades and tasks. But one thread connects all of us — not just to each other, but to everyone who depends on us at home — SAFETY.

We know that it’s the little things, done well, every day and on every job, that make the difference. Weaving safety through everything we do ties us together, uniting our industry behind a common imperative. So, join us – celebrate SAFETY where you work with an event, continue the conversation on social media and get Safety Week gear to demonstrate your continued commitment to safety.

Being safe every day on every job site crosses competitive boundaries. That’s why we have banded together to create and celebrate Safety Week, running this year from 4th March to 10th March, 2017.

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Plan your Safety Week Activities

Many companies host a Safety Week once a year as a way to refocus and reenergize their commitment to reducing injuries on jobsites. Below are some ideas on how to conduct a successful Safety Week.

 

Commitment Pledges

Company leaders should make a project-specific and personal commitment Pledge. Ask yourself these basic questions:

  • How engaged am I currently in company safety programs?
  • Can I increase my engagement levels with the project teams?
  • Can I make a difference to our workers’ safety by engaging more?
  • Does our company empower me to make a difference in workplace safety?

After considering these questions, make a pledge to commit to something in 2017 that you believe will make a difference to your own personal safety performance, something that will improve your project’s safety performance and help provide an injury-free workplace.

Create actions plans to follow through on your commitments.

Communicate your commitments and action plans to jobsite employees. Ask for feedback.

Company Leaders Personnel Project Visits

  • In an effort to show top-down safety commitment, management personnel should make safety-specific visits to each jobsite throughout the week.
  • Attend safety-specific meetings: safety committee meetings, morning safety briefings, etc.
  • Complete a jobsite safety audit.
  • Have safety-specific discussions with foremen and other crew members. Solicit feedback from them. Ask questions such as: What are we doing well? What can we do better? How can we do so? Do you feel safe on the jobsite? What does Safety Week mean to you?

Safety Performance Evaluation

  • Have the project team assess where they feel the project is in terms of safety performance (non-compliant, compliant, good practice, best in class).
  • Focus on items like: Safety Culture, Employee Competency/Training, Communications – Best Practices, Incident Reviews, etc, Controls/Compliance with Regulations, Subcontractor Performance/Evaluation
  • Use Safety Week to come up with actions plans to reach “best in class” status – engage craft personnel to join in this effort as well.

Events and Activities

  • Hold Safety specific activities throughout the week
  • Invite the local union representative to engage in Safety Week events
  • Hold safety training sessions for staffs
  • Conduct Safety Assessment for your unit
  • Hold Emergency Response Drills
  • Discuss on injury statistics
  • Host a Safety Roadshow
  • Get updated on new safety tools and safety equipment

Jobsite Safety Reviews

  • Review Corporate Policies
  • Review disciplinary policy, fire safety requirements, etc.
  • Review Training Requirements
  • Review Safety Documents
  • Review Emergency Action Plans
  • Inspection of PPE, major equipments etc.
  • Conduct Safety assessments like Fire Safety Audit, BBS audit etc

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SAFETY WEEK 2017

 

MISSION

The Mission of Safety Week is to collectively raise the awareness of the industry’s continuing commitment to eliminating worker injury, and to clearly communicate its dedication to a shared culture of care and concern and the belief that every week must be Safety Week.

Useful Downloads

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Safety Knowledge Report
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