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Construction Safety/Safety and Health Week: May 6-10

April 30, 2024 | By HPAC Magazine


“Construction Safety Week” is celebrating 10 years, and this year’s theme is Value Every Voice.

This year, Construction Safety Week takes place from Monday, May 6 thru Friday, May 10, an event that is celebrating 10 years as the construction industry’s annual week-long, safety-focused program, designed to promote worker safety and wellness.

The theme for 2024 is Value Every Voice, encouraging the idea of driving personal ownership, welcoming new ideas, embracing every voice, and strengthening safety culture.

Free resources are available on the Construction Safety Week website and include promotional materials, discussion topics, event ideas, videos, and at-home activities for families.

Construction Safety Week coincides with Safety and Health Week, which was previously known as North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, an event that was first launched in June 1997 as an alignment among Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Going back further, the origins of the event date back to the Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Week which had been observed from 1986-1996, and was an initiative of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, now know as Health and Safety Professionals Canada.

In 2019 the event’s name was shortened to simply Safety and Health Week, and the event logo includes three colours forming an equilateral triangle to portray the three participating nations – Canada, the United States and Mexico – and symbolizes joint venture, cooperation and the commitment to the common goals shared by all occupational health and safety partners.

This year there are activities dedicated to supporting families who have suffered from a workplace tragedy and to promoting the elimination of life-altering workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths. The group Threads of Life is supporting numerous Steps for Life Walks across the country this week in support of workplace tragedy family support.

safetyandhealthweek.ca

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