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Construction Safety Week Announces 2020 Dates

Thu January 16, 2020 - National Edition
Construction Safety Week

The Staff Zone held a ladder safety training demonstration during Safety Week 2019.
The Staff Zone held a ladder safety training demonstration during Safety Week 2019.
The Staff Zone held a ladder safety training demonstration during Safety Week 2019. The Walsh Group holds a stretch and flex demonstration at Cook County Hospital during Safety Week 2019. The Staff Zone held a harness safety demonstration during Safety Week 2019. A glove demonstration was held during Safety Week 2019.

Construction Safety Week, an annual industrywide education and awareness event originally formed in 2014, is set for May 4-8, 2020. This year's theme is Built on Safety.

"This year's Safety Week theme, Built on Safety, provides great opportunities for us to come together and recommit to safety as the foundation of everything we do," said Scott Cassels, Kiewit Corporation executive vice president and 2020 Safety Week executive committee chairman. "In our industry, safety is not a rule. It's a value and belief we all share. Our industry and our projects must be Built on Safety because our families at home and at work depend on it."

Construction Safety Week encourages all construction companies to participate in this important industry initiative. Firms can visit to download planning resources.

"Take this opportunity to reflect on your safety programs and culture," said Mike McKelvy, Safety Week co-chair and Gilbane Building Company president and CEO. "Plan events that engage your team in important conversations about safety. To achieve zero incidents and injuries in our industry, it will require all of us working together to build a foundation of safety."

The Associated General Contractors of America is a signature sponsor of Construction Safety Week for the second year in a row.

"This week offers a great opportunity for construction firms across the country to emphasize the steps they take throughout the year to improve the safety and health of their construction craft professionals," said Stephen E. Sandherr, the chief executive of the Associated General Contractors of America.

This year, in addition to the new theme for 2020, Construction Safety Week also has an updated logo and brand. The new logo uses beam shapes to build an "S" and symbolizes the collective efforts that build a foundation of safety. New logos and accompanying assets are available for download on Companies are encouraged to phase in the new logo and materials as it is realistic for them to do so.

As in previous years, there will be a signature event to kick off Construction Safety Week. More information about this will be provided soon.

About Safety Week

Construction Safety Week is an annual event designed to raise the awareness of the industry's ongoing commitment to building a culture of safety through sharing best practices, tools and resources at job sites and offices across the United States and Canada. Safety Week was founded by members of The Construction Industry Safety Initiative (CISI) and the Incident & Injury Free Executive Forum (IIF) and now includes 70 of the top contractors in the industry, representing thousands of workers. Additional support comes from Safety Week sponsors, partners and advocates.

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