Every day when we walk onto a job site, we know what’s on the line. The work. Our reputations. A paycheck. But most importantly, what’s really on the line are the lives and livelihood of every person on the job site. That’s why we will do everything in our power to ensure that every one of us is safe. Our commitment to safety is a promise to ourselves, our co-workers and the families who rely and count on us. Safety Week is our opportunity to recognize and celebrate that promise to do whatever it takes to send everyone home safely every day.
Every year the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) dedicate an entire week to Construction Safety. It’s an opportunity for General Contractors across the country to highlight their safety efforts and share best practices. From trainings and stand-downs to certifications and safety cultures – this is a chance for GCs to educate and celebrate. The celebratory week is usually recognized in the spring, but due to COVID-19, this week happens to be Construction Safety Week and this year’s theme is “Built on Safety.”
Construction Safety Week Daily Topics:
Monday – Built on Safety
Tuesday – Focus on the Fundamentals
Wednesday – COVID-19 Safety
Thursday – Mental Health Awareness
Friday – Thank You, Construction Workers
We at White-Spunner Construction take great pride in our culture of safety, putting people above profits. Construction and construction trades are some of the deadliest professions in America – look at this article USA Today released in 2019. It is up to us to ensure that every person on our jobsites and our offices goes home safe at the end of each day. When we make safe choices, lives are protected. We take that very seriously because safety isn’t just business – it’s personal.
We were planning to follow the Construction Safety Week outline, but we’re taking the day to prepare our sites for Hurricane Sally in the Gulf of Mexico. Thankfully we have a robust Hurricane Preparedness Program – this isn’t our first rodeo! Our superintendents are implementing their site preparation plans and our office staff is preparing as well. We are resilient and our management and safety teams are in contact with every superintendent and project manager, ensuring that everyone and everything is safe and ready to ride out Hurricane Sally. Check out our Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates.