Construction Safety Week 2022 runs from May 2nd to May 6th, and this year’s theme is:
Connected. Supported. Safe.
The focus is all about mental and emotional health, which hasn’t typically been as openly discussed in construction safety conversations as physical health and safety has been. But especially with everything the industry has undergone in the last couple of years, it feels so right, so relevant, and so impactful to highlight this theme now.
Did you know that 1 in 5 construction workers struggle with anxiety, depression & other mental health issues?
- Industry Research, presented on the Construction Safety Week website
Below is an excerpt from the Construction Safety Week website explaining this year’s theme:
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 judgement. We can replace the caution tape around personal stresses or struggles with open ears and honest conversation.
OpenSpace Community, we want to be Connected, Supported, and Safe with you. Feel free to reply with any insights or comments you have on this year’s theme or construction safety in general. If you or your team is participating in Construction Safety Week this year, share your event and engagement! If you or your team has participated in Construction Safety Week in the past, we’d also love to hear about those past successes! Safety Week truly takes a Community working together to celebrate the hard work by all of you, professionals in the construction industry, who make everyone’s safety the foundation of what you do. Thank you for your commitment.