Put Your Guard Up and Protect Workers on the Jobsite

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Contact: Brad Mannion
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Director, Labor, Health & Safety
(202) 266-8265

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Join NAHB and its official safety sponsor, Builders Mutual, as they celebrate the Fourth Annual Guardrail Safety Week to show how proper guardrail use protects workers and others from falls.

In 2021, falls accounted for 850 of the nearly 5,200 work-related fatalities, and of those, 370 were from construction. Fall protection is also consistently OSHA’s most cited violation on jobsites, with more than twice the number of violations for inadequate fall protection as the second most-cited standard in 2022.

Builders Mutual, a leading writer of commercial insurance for the construction industry in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, has joined forces with NAHB, the Job-site Safety Institute (JSI) and Safety Maker to promote the initiative and encourage proper and consistent guardrail use. 

This year’s campaign will feature various marketing materials, email campaigns and news articles to raise awareness and show the preventative impact of guardrails. Additionally, NAHB, Builders Mutual and its supporting partners have created resources that can be used to start building and strengthen safe habits on jobsites.

These materials include:

“Proper guardrail installation, use, and safety is a topic of great importance to Builders Mutual. We are proud to team up with NAHB, JSI, and Safety Maker to promote the fourth annual Guardrail Safety Week and encourage everyone to ‘Put Your Guard Up,’” said Mike Gerber, president and chief executive officer of Builders Mutual. “Guardrails are proven to prevent falls and fall-related injuries, and they should never be overlooked or undervalued. Builders Mutual will continue to advocate for and encourage preventative measures to ensure every jobsite is safe.”

Mark your calendars now for Oct. 16-20, 2023 for Guardrail Safety Week, join NAHB and Builders Mutual in changing the safety culture, and remember to Put Your Guard Up.

 
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