May 1, 2023 – Each year, Construction Safety Week helps the industry renew its commitment to a safety-first mindset and raises awareness about the risks workers face every day. The stakes are high – according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 1,000 construction workers died on the job in 2020, making up more than 20% of workplace deaths while only representing 6% of the workforce. Right here in Baltimore, the dangers our teams face hit close to home when six members of a road construction crew were killed, leaving behind devastated families, friends, and coworkers. Life-altering injuries can also happen, harming workers’ mental and physical health and ability to earn a living. Construction Safety Week allows us to reenergize our commitment to sending every worker home safely.
Plano-Coudon uses Construction Safety Week to reset our focus on safety by planning engaging and meaningful programming for our team and building partners. We’ll be holding toolbox talks, offering a stress reduction workshop, engaging our team in a “Why I Work Safe” exercise, and more. We’re even holding a Cinco with a Side of Safety gathering featuring safety trivia and mocktails. Our hope is that by marking the week with intentionality, we’ll continue to communicate to employees and partners our unwavering commitment to ensuring a safe workplace on every jobsite, every day. Plano-Coudon is fortunate to have a skilled and committed partner in safety, Diversified Safety, whose experts work closely with our teams in the field to reinforce safety as our top priority. Safety Week is the ideal time to thank them for the role they play in helping Plano-Coudon stay dedicated to safety as a core value. By prioritizing safety at every level, we have created a culture of safety that ensures everyone on the job site can return home safely at the end of each day.
We hope you’ll join us in Taking the Pledge to work safe by going online and adding your name to thousands of others in our industry who’ve made the commitment. One lost life is one too many.