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  • 2018
    5/07

    National Construction Safety Week 2018!

    May 7 – May 11 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.

    Become a sponsor or partner of Safety Week and earn benefits for your company, or take the Safety Pledge to get started on National Construction Safety Week.

    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.

    If you have any questions about National Construction Week, send an email to info@constructionsafetyweek.com

    Follow us on Social Media for the latest on #SafetyWeek!

  • 2018
    5/01

    Illinois workNet Event Calendar Updated

    ​Introducing the new and improved Event Calendar! The Illinois workNet Event Calendar has undergone updates on the public facing side and on the management side. Overall, workNet has streamlined the Calendar and made it easier to use than ever before. Partners can benefit from many of the new, useful features, including:

    • A Dashboard for LWIA content managers and coordinators.
    • The ability to add related documents when you create an event.
    • Various quality of life and usability improvements that make navigating and using the calendar stress-free.
    • Easily add events to your personal calendars on services like Google.
    • Easily share events on social media.
    • Export event info to Excel.

    Illinois workNet will be hosting an Event Calendar webinar for Partners and LWIA Coordinators/Managers on May 7, 2017 from 2:300 PM – 3:00 PM. The first portion of the webinar will provide an overview of the public facing side of the calendar, along with embedding the workNet calendar onto your website. The second portion of the webinar will provide an overview on the management side of the calendar. Please register for this webinar using the following link, https://illinoisworkneteventcalendar.eventbrite.com.

    If you have the Event Calendar embedded on any of your websites, please update your embedded code from the Embeddable Widgets page. This will ensure that you can make the best use of these updates.

    If you're interested in reading more about the Event Calendar, feel free to check out the Event Calendar Instructions and the Using the Event Calendar article.