May 6 – May 10 is National Construction Safety Week. National Construction Safety Week acknowledges the construction industry's objective to reduce and remove the possibility of workers getting hurt on the job. By communicating this awareness to the public and across the industry, this goal comes closer to being achieved. With more than 80 national and global construction companies making up The Construction Industry Safety (CISI) group, this initiative continues to grow. You can learn more about how to plan for and address Safety Week with your team on the Construction Safety Week website.
Construction workers are at risk for injury every day on the job, which is why Illinois workNet wants to offer resources that may prevent such accidents. Whether you are just getting started in the industry or have a lot of experience in this field, these resources apply to workers of all positions and stages throughout construction projects.
Below is a list of resources Illinois workNet has put together for National Construction Safety Week:
- Be Safe in Your New Job – When starting a new job, it's important to be aware and cautious of equipment you have not previously used. From operating workplace equipment to preparation and clean-up of your workspace, this article covers important safety precautions to keep in mind when on the job.
- Stay Safe and Productive at Work – Following your company's safety guidelines is key to prevent workers from getting hurt. This article covers safety tips for the workplace so that you and your team can be efficient in all your construction projects.
- Technical Skills – Read up on the different skills required in the industry and how you can keep your skills and performance up to date.
- Do You Need a Work Permit? – For younger members of the workforce, this article provides information on what jobs require work permits, rules for youths in the workplace, and how to apply for the work permit you will need.
- Safety and Health – This article includes different resources, information, and regulations that apply to workplaces in Illinois.
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For more information on National Construction Safety Week, go to the Construction Safety Week website to learn about the history, upcoming events, the companies involved with this initiative, and much more.
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