Home Builders Focus on Jobsite Worker Safety in June

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Originally Published by: NAHB — June 1, 2022
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Join NAHB and the National Safety Council (NSC) in June for National Safety Month, an annual observance to help keep each workers safe on the job. The goal of National Safety Month is to increase public awareness of the leading safety and health risks and decrease the number of injuries and deaths at the jobsite, on the road, and in the home.

Each week in June will focus on a different workplace safety topic. NAHB encourages members to hold brief safety stand downs each week on the designated safety topics.

Weekly Safety Topics

Week 1: June 1-11 – Musculoskeletal Disorders
Musculoskeletal disorders are a leading cause of workplace injury and cost billions each year in workers' compensation and lost productivity. NAHB's Material Handling and Safe Lifting Video Toolbox Talk can help you understand how to prevent costly soft-tissue injuries, such as sprains and strains.

NSC is hosting a free workplace safety summit, Business Action to Prevent Musculoskeletal Injuries, on June 2. Register now.

Week 2: June 12-18 – Workplace Impairment
We all know the dangers of substance use on the job. But did you know mental distress, stress and fatigue are also impairing? NAHB launched the Member Mental Health and Wellbeing and Opioids in the Home Building Industry initiatives that contain resources to recognize the signs and address impairment, in all its forms.

Week 3: June 19-25 – Injury Prevention
In 2020 alone, more than four million workplace injuries required medical attention in the United States. NAHB's free Safety Program contains the materials needed to effortlessly set up a successful, company-wide safety program to prevent jobsite injuries, including identifying hazards and assessing risks.

NSC is hosting a free webinar discussing workplace injuries, An Innovative Approach to Saving Lives at Work, on June 21. Register now.

Week 4: June 26-30 – Slips, Trips and Falls
With falls the leading cause of accidents and injuries in construction, this week will focus on reducing slips, trips and falls from heights. NAHB's Fall Protection Toolkit contains resources to keep your workers safe from falls from ladders, scaffolding, roofs, and other walking and working surfaces.

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Share Your Story

Post pictures and recaps on social media after your stand downs using the hashtags #NSM and/or #Safety365 and tag @NAHBhome and @NSCsafety to show your support for National Safety Month.