Safety Week (May 7 – 11, 2018) reminds us of the importance of bringing continued awareness and focus to the risks associated with the construction industry — and taking proactive measures to help combat these risks and make the construction industry safer. This same focus should be carried out throughout the year, making safety our everyday goal.
In a high-hazard industry like construction, safety is an investment that provides real benefits. A safe work environment helps keep skilled employees on the job and projects on track by reducing accidents that result in injuries and schedule delays, while also reducing the risks of litigation and regulatory action. A strong safety record enhances a company’s reputation, makes it more competitive and helps to manage insurance costs over time.
Below are 12 steps that construction companies can take to help make their job sites safer, keep projects on track and manage insurance costs.
When a construction company succeeds in building a strong culture of safety, it becomes a core value for every employee. A strong safety culture burnishes the company’s reputation, which is one of the most valuable assets for any business, and plays an essential role in its long-term success. At the end of the day, every company wants every worker to go home safe at night. The ultimate goal should be zero injuries.
To learn more about building a proactive safety culture in the construction industry and additional detail on each of these steps, download our whitepaper, 12 Steps to a Safer Job Site: Building a Proactive Safety Culture in the Construction Industry.
George Cesarini is Senior Vice President, Chubb Construction Group.
For more construction safety resources, visit chubb.com/us/safetyweek.
The opinions and positions expressed are the authors’ own and not those of Chubb. The information and/ or data provided herein is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. Insurance coverage is subject to the language of the policies as issued.