Construction Safety Week: May 6–10, 2024

by | May 2, 2024

Next week is Construction Safety Week. This event was started in 2014 with the purpose of encouraging construction companies to reflect on and recommit to their safety practices. The ultimate goal is zero accidents or incidents on every job site.

The theme of this year’s Construction Safety Week is “value every voice.” All workers on a construction project, no matter their role, need to know their responsibilities and be accountable for the part they play in contributing to that project’s safety. This theme also emphasizes the importance of the opinions and ideas of every individual involved in the work and aims to remind people that their voices are heard and do make an impact.

This year’s Construction Safety Week coincides with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. In a safety stand-down, an organization takes a break from work to discuss safety issues, allowing workers to voice concerns so that employers and employees can have a dialogue. Stay tuned for our post on fall protection next week!

At Walden, we are committed to ensuring safe practices in all of the work that we and our clients perform. Our contractor services include construction oversight and assistance with regulatory compliance. We also have several safety professionals based in Connecticut on our EHS team. EHS services that Walden offers include consulting and outsourcing, project management, program development, facility audits, and industrial hygiene. We have a Certified Safety Professional and Certified Industrial Hygienist on staff and can provide a full array of safety services tailored to fit your needs.

One of the key EHS services that Walden provides is training. Our staff are experienced at conducting comprehensive training programs including machine guarding, lockout-tagout (LOTO), fire extinguisher operation and maintenance, addressing human factors, First Aid, and handling hazardous waste.


OSHA Authorized Training

OSHA outreach training was created to provide safety awareness and knowledge to workers in a variety of potentially hazardous industries, particularly construction and manufacturing.

While most organizations recognize that workers should have taken the 10-hour class at a minimum, many municipalities are requiring employers to provide additional training to staff, like the 30-hour course. Typically recommended for supervisors, it is now standard in some cities for all workers.

Walden can provide OSHA outreach training for both Construction (1926) and General Industry (1910). Collectively, our training staff have dozens of years of experience, and whether you need training for your manufacturing operation or construction company, we can help.

To learn more about best safety practices and get in touch with Walden’s EHS team today, contact us at 516-789-2972. Though Construction Safety Week is only a few days out of the year, companies must keep safety in mind constantly to make sure workers are protected from hazards and can go home safely at the end of each day.

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Contact Walden’s EHS team at 516-789-2972 to speak with an experienced consultant about the safety services we can perform for your organization.