On May 1, Construction Safety Week, the annual weeklong campaign designed to unite the construction industry and recommit to a safe workplace, kicks off across job sites in the U.S. and Canada.

This year’s theme is “Strong Voices, Safe Choices,” advocating for everyone in the workplace to be empowered and confident in using their voices when they see potential safety hazards.

Ahead of the Safety Week kickoff, workers and companies across the industry are encouraged to take a safety pledge. This pledge reinforces their commitment to supporting and building a strong safety culture where they work.

Construction Safety Week provides daily topics for companies to plan activities, conversations and demonstrations throughout the week. These topics include Engagement, Risk Identification, Brain Matters, Continued Education and Taking Action. Each topic allows workers and companies the opportunity to build trust and have deeper discussions on safety. Fundamental to these conversations are two key components of safety - mental wellness in the industry and encouraging the switch from traditional hard hats to safety helmets.

All workers and companies in the construction industry are invited and encouraged to participate in Construction Safety Week 2023. Free resources are available on the Construction Safety Week website and include promotional materials, discussion topics, event ideas, videos, at-home activities for families and materials translated into Spanish and French. Find these free tools at constructionsafetyweek.com.

“Safety in the industry is our top priority,” said Mike Burke, 2023 Safety Week Chair and Alberici Chief Operating Officer. “Our goal is to provide the tools and resources for individuals and companies to continue making all job sites safer. We encourage those making a commitment to safety during the campaign to commit to a higher safety standard throughout the year. I look forward to Construction Safety Week and watching the industry come together for this united purpose.”