April 19, 2018
AUSTIN, TEXAS, April 19, 2018 — More than 80 leaders from the construction and engineering industries come together to renew their commitment to ensuring every employee stays safe on their watches during Safety Week. Members of the Incident and Injury-Free™ (IIF™) CEO Forum facilitated by JMJ and the Construction Industry Safety Initiative (CISI) put their heads together to find lasting solutions that ensure safety on every job, every day of the year.
JMJ is honored to support this initiative for the fifth year and to be part of the journey to lead every industry towards a way of working that means no one is injured.
This year’s theme is The Power of Safe Choices. Over the course of the week, thousands of people from CEOs to managers to part-time employees will take part in skill-building activities designed to boost safety performance and well-being on every job.
“The entire construction industry comes together during Safety Week to focus on what matters most of all: making sure everyone gets home to their families safely. It's our shared commitment to build lasting performance improvements that truly transform lives around the world,” says Sue Steele, CEO JMJ.
“It’s more than inspiring to see so many U.S. construction industry leaders walk the walk, not just talk the talk when it comes to their commitment to safety. This makes all the difference. It makes safety a tangible reality - not just a theory."
“This is what we do every day. So it's incredibly gratifying to be working alongside the industry's major players to promote the message that a construction industry where no one is hurt is not only a possibility, but an absolute necessity.”
While strides continue to be made to improve safety and employee well-being in the world of construction, there has been a third consecutive increase in annual workplace fatalities. There were a total of 5,190 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2017, a 7 percent increase from the 4,836 fatal injuries reported in 2015. This represents he highest level since 2010, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
JMJ will share insights, best practices, tips throughout the week on its social media platforms to provoke new thinking and ideas to keep people safe. The Safety Week initiative is supported by the event website that shares new information and ideas promoting safety throughout the construction industry. (www.constructionsafetyweek.com).
Join the Safety Week 2018 conversation on social media using the hashtag #safetyweek.
For more information on Safety Week, visit www.constructionsafetyweek.com.
JMJ is a global management consulting firm, specializing in business transformation, leadership, safety and project performance for the world’s largest energy, manufacturing, construction, logistics and aerospace companies. For over 30 years, JMJ has helped clients create breakthroughs in complex business and organizational issues – including safety, productivity and quality. JMJ’s mission has been to partner with leaders of global businesses to address and solve some of the world’s most challenging business and societal issues. More information can be found at www.jmj.com
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