National Safety Month Kicks Off with Heat Safety Awareness

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Contact: Brad Mannion
bmannion@nahb.org
Director, Labor, Health & Safety
(202) 266-8265

Join NAHB and its official safety sponsor, Builders Mutual, in recognizing June as National Safety Month, an annual observance to promote hazard awareness in residential construction and to help keep workers safe on the jobs.

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.

The first week’s focus is heat safety.

Heat injuries and illnesses can impose several risks, and are often overlooked because of lack of preparation. And heat safety protocols may become very important as OSHA is in the process of establishing new rules for workplace heat safety.

NAHB has published resources to help keep home builders safe in hot weather. The Heat Stress Video Toolbox Talk, also embedded below, offers best practices to avoid heat stress injuries. The Heat Stress Toolkit contains NAHB resources and information from other organizations, such as OSHA, to help keep workers safe in the heat.

Check back all June for more safety topics as we celebrate National Safety Month.

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