Safety Week 2022: Connected. Supported. Safe.
The theme for Safety Week 2022 is “Connected. Supported. Safe.”
In line with Mike Hooks’ goals, Safety Week aims to strengthen safety culture across the industry by bringing companies together to share best practices, tools, and resources.
We know that our employees are our greatest asset and that the choices we make every day impact our team members, their families, and the communities where we live and work.
Safety Week is an opportunity to focus on these choices and ensure that we are united in our commitment to continuous improvement to our culture and safety throughout the workplace so that each employee returns home safely.
Safety Week History
Safety Week began 8 years ago, when the Construction Industry Safety Initiative (CISI) group and the Incident and Injury Free (IIF) CEO Forum joined forces to bring more than 40 national and global construction firms together with a single goal in mind: to inspire everyone in the industry to be leaders in safety.
“Together, we are building a stronger, safer industry.”
Since that initial meeting in 2014, Safety Week has continued to focus on the original mission including:
- Thanking workers for supporting safety and recognizing their efforts to be injury free
- Increasing awareness of the importance of being committed to safety, every day
- Encouraging everyone to share best practices and work together to strengthen the industry’s safety culture
- Conducting on-site safety awareness activities to support education
Connected. Supported. Safe.
Safety is a value, a belief and an obligation that unites us across individual teams, companies and the entire industry. It’s a connection that is seen and felt between our fellow workers on the job site, between office, management and craft, between companies and even competition, who stand together to keep everyone safe and improve our safety culture industry-wide. It’s a strong bond that keeps us connected to each other, and to something bigger than ourselves. We are responsible for the well-being and safety of everyone on every job site. And it is through this connectedness that we are able to ensure everyone can do their best work and return home safely every day.
Being connected gives us strength because it means we are not alone. It means we’re side-by-side in building a stronger, safer industry, and in creating a safe, supportive environment for our workers.
Supported means we are here to help each other stay present and focused on the job, regardless of our role or workplace setting. It means ensuring our workers are equipped with the resources and support they need to work safe every day. It means being aware and in tune with the health and wellbeing of those around us, being able to see the signs of struggle that can impact safety and productivity. It means knowing when and how to be there for each other, and that we’re all in this together.
And when we’re connected and supported, we are better able to look out for ourselves and our teams. Together, we are able to create a safety culture that supports the mental, emotional and physical health of everyone on every job site. We can create a healthy, supportive environment where everyone feels safe to seek help or share their story without judgment.
By normalizing these discussions and providing the right tools and resources, we strengthen our connections and cultivate a safe space where everyone feels supported. It’s not enough to have safety rules and protocols in place, it takes the commitment of every worker, every team and every company to have each other’s backs in every possible way. The more we stay connected and committed, the more we can show up fully to support one another. And the more we feel supported, the more safe choices we make, and the better work we deliver, leading to safer selves, safer teams and safer job sites.
Safety Week 2022: Daily Topics
- Monday, May 2nd: Remain Connected
- Tuesday, May 3rd: Be Supported
- Wednesday, May 4th: Stay Safe
- Thursday, May 5th: Continue Learning
- Friday, May 6th: Thank You