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It’s Not Too Late to Participate in Construction Safety Week

Paul Hofmann
Specializes in personal injury, with emphasis on maritime, railroad and construction worker tort claims

The first ever US Construction Industry Safety Week occurred in May 2014. While the event has come and gone, it is not too late for you or your employer to hold your own construction safety week.

Six Things You Can Do During Your Company’s Construction Safety Week

There is no magic to a construction safety week being held in May. Instead, the important part is that you and your coworkers get the safety training that you need and that your employer takes the necessary precautions to prevent serious accidents on your Manhattan construction site. To that end, you can use the resources available on the construction safety week website, on this website, and from other sources to:

  • Ask company leaders to come to your job site for specific safety visits.
  • Schedule safety discussions with the foreman so that workers can express their concerns.
  • Ask your employer to invite OSHA to come on site to give a safety talk.
  • Request that an emergency response drill be held so that everyone knows what to do in case of an accident, fire, or other emergency.
  • Take a look at the company’s safety policies and think about how they are implemented on your job site.
  • Request specific safety trainings based on your concerns.

Of course, you may have other ideas to help prevent a tragedy on your construction site.

What If It Doesn’t Work?

Promoting safety on your Battery Park, Upper West Side, or other New York City construction site can be rewarding. You may prevent a serious accident that could hurt or kill you or a coworker. Although it is impossible for you to prevent every accident, it is important for you and your coworkers to know what to do if a construction accident results in an injury. We encourage you to download a FREE copy of our brochure, “Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone” and to contact us directly via this website if you are injured.