United in Safety: Celebrating Construction Safety Week 2022
Connected.Supported.Safe is the theme for this year’s Construction Safety Week, an annual week-long event when the construction industry recommits to sending every worker home safe each day. The mission of Safety Week is to strengthen the industry’s attention to safety, share best practices, tools and resources. Construction Safety Week is scheduled for next week, May 2-6. And this year, Safety Week Daily Topics are available with accompanying videos and Toolbox Talks to help you plan conversations, demonstrations and activities with your team.
A Culture of Safety
For more than 50+ years, safety on the jobsite has been the number one priority at Madison. Through the employment of a corporate safety director and safety manager, the implementation and enforcement of a comprehensive safety policy and the in-house production of an Employee Safety Orientation program and video, Madison is recognized in the local construction industry as a contractor that strives to provide a safe working environment for our employees and the employees of other trades that may be working nearby.
Our safety professionals work hard to stay on top of the latest safety regulations and industry trends. Our program incorporates safety procedures so that they become a natural part of daily activities. This is done through teamwork, collaborative evaluation of incidents to determine measures that reduce risk, and teaching employees to proactively identify and mitigate risks. Participation is expected at every level of the organization, from executive staff to field workers. However, the program is implemented from the top down so managers can verbalize the message of safety to staff and lead by example.
We’d love to hear about how you’re approaching safety on your projects and how we can use our experience to assist you. If you would like to learn more about our policy and how it might relate to your project, I invite you to contact me or our safety department.