2023 Construction Safety Week Campaign Runs May 1-5 with Theme Strong Voices, Safe Choices.
ST. LOUIS (March 23, 2023) – Alberici Constructors, Inc. is proud to lead 2023 Construction Safety Week. The annual campaign – started in 2014 to inspire everyone in the construction industry to be leaders in safety – will take place May 1-5, 2023, with the theme Strong Voices, Safe Choices.
“At Alberici and throughout the industry, safety is a core value that ensures every person gets home safely every day. This year’s Construction Safety Week theme of Strong Voices, Safe Choices focuses on building a culture of trust to create a safe environment across the industry,” said Mike Burke, Chief Operating Officer at Alberici and Chairman of Construction Safety Week 2023.
The Strong Voices, Safe Choices campaign is built on the pillars of empowerment, recognition, partnership and impact. Craft professionals are at the frontline of every jobsite. They are often the first to recognize hazards and have the responsibility to speak up and look out for others onsite. Craft professionals can be instrumental in breaking patterns that lead to accidents and injuries.
“Our industry has a history of just keeping our heads down and getting to work, but now we’re building a culture of giving all workers the confidence to identify hazards, to speak up and to know they’re not going to face repercussions for doing that,” Burke said. “Strong Voices, Safe Choices reminds us to empower every person who walks on our jobsites to speak up if they see something unsafe and have the confidence that action will be taken to correct that hazard. Alberici is proud to take the lead on this campaign that highlights the importance of empowering our craft professionals to look out for their own safety and the safety of their coworkers.”
Throughout Construction Safety Week employees can engage in activities that empower them to identify and speak up about hazards, contributing to building a stronger and more safety-conscious culture.
- Monday, May 1: Engagement – Feeling safe and empowered to speak up when we see something unsafe is important to our wellbeing at work. Everyone must commit to using their Strong Voices to make Safe Choices.
- Tuesday, May 2: Risk Identification – Risks and mistakes on the job can be dangerous and cause injuries, to ourselves and others. Open communication is key to having a stronger, safer workplace where we all look out for each other.
- Wednesday, May 3: Brain Matters – Head protection has come a long way, and safety helmets, which offer the most protection the industry has seen to date, are becoming more common. Just as important as physically protecting our brains is taking care of our mental health. Fighting the stigma around mental health issues helps us stay stronger and safer together.
- Thursday, May 4: Continue Learning and Demonstration Day – An interactive demonstration aimed at improving knowledge and safety led by experienced crew members can be educational and fun.
- Friday, May 5: Take Action and Thank You – Participation in Construction Safety Week has grown every year as craft workers commit to creating a safer working environment. We hope our growing toolbox of resources will empower everyone to be a Strong Voice making a Safe Choice.
“Safety Week is a time for everyone in our industry – partners and competitors alike – to come together and celebrate the incredibly hard work that our people put in to make safety the foundation of everything we do,” Burke said. “Our mission during Safety Week is to strengthen the resolve of the people on our jobsites to be fully invested in safety, mind and body.”
About Construction Safety Week
Safety Week was started in 2014, when more than 40 national and global construction firms comprising the Construction Industry Safety Initiative (CISI) group and the Incident and Injury Free (IIF) CEO Forum joined forces with a single aim: to inspire everyone in the industry to be leaders in safety. In 2016, Safety Week was more formally branded and started to take shape as the fully integrated annual campaign with a growing number of members and sponsors that exists today. Visit www.constructionsafetyweek.com for more information, toolkits and inspiration for Construction Safety Week 2023; follow updates on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube; or participate in the online conversation using #constructionsafetyweek.