Every year, more than 80,000 workers suffer an injury on construction job sites across the U.S. Any one incident is one too many. Life is too precious to not make safety the number one focus in the U.S. construction industry.
That’s why thirty-one national and global construction firms comprising The Construction Industry Safety (CISI) group and the Incident and Injury Free CEO (IIF) Forum have joined forces with a single aim: to inspire everyone in the industry to be leaders in safety.
The Walsh Group, along with twenty-four other national contractors, is excited to announce that we are co-sponsoring an industry-wide Safety Week, May 4-10, 2014.
During that week, every one of our regions, and all of our projects, will participate in activities to raise safety awareness. Each region and project will be asked to craft their own agenda of how best to celebrate Safety on their specific project.
This partnership shows the true spirit for which we all believe in safety and is an unprecedented show of support for the health and well-being of our industries work force. Ownership and the Business Group Leaders, along with Mike Whelan and I, are truly excited about this national effort to increase safety awareness and actively caring across the entire footprint of the Walsh Group.
The Safety Week sponsorship group is hosting a standalone website, www.safetyweek2014.com, to assist in the sharing of information within our industry. Let’s get excited about National Safety Week, and get our projects energized about this great opportunity. Remember, Safety is everyone’s responsibility and this effort is a perfect time to reinforce that. We need all of your help in making Safety Week the single greatest Safety Celebration in history. So together, let’s all put our efforts towards this common goal, NO ONE GETS HURT!