This week, Skanska, one of the leading construction and civil engineering firms in the country, launches its 11th annual “Safety Week” – an interactive week full of events that focus on promoting safety on the construction site to help lower injury rates.
The company is challenging its more than 10,000 employees across the country to closely examine how they plan for daily tasks with activities including emergency fire drills led by the local fire departments, injury-preventing morning exercising routines, fall protection demonstrations, heat stress and tool safety presentations.
More than 150,000 construction site injuries occur each year in the US, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, many of which are preventable accidents. With Florida’s real estate market in full swing and more than 40,000 new construction jobs created in the past year – more than in any other State – we are at risk of becoming ground zero for injuries on the job site.
This is why Skanska instituted Safety Week, now an industrywide event that includes 40 different construction firms. One take away from Safety Week is that it is important to note safety awareness is not just limited to construction sites, but should be a top priority in everything you do. Check out some safety tips from Skanska’s infographic.
Watch Skanska USA employees discuss keeping safe!