New NAHB program targets safety

Safety 365 looks to keep construction workers and DIYers safe through information and best practices awareness.

Safety is even more of a priority for the National Association of Home Builders in 2018.

The association has introduced Safety 365, a new member and public awareness campaign designed to ensure that industry pros have the information and resources to help keep construction workers safe while minimizing accidents, injuries and deaths.

The initiative is designed “to make construction safety a priority, every day, 365 days a year,” the NAHB said in a press release.

“Our members realize the importance of jobsite safety because we know that our employees have families to return home to. We want to keep these workers safe from accidents and injuries,” said NAHB chairman Randy Noel, a home builder and developer from LaPlace, La. “Safety 365 is an important initiative that will keep these efforts at the forefront of our industry.”

The campaign is a joint effort of the NAHB Construction Safety Committee and Builders Mutual Insurance Co., which has supported NAHB’s workplace safety efforts since it worked with the association in 2006 to launch the SAFE awards, an NAHB program that honors workplace safety efforts and highlights innovative products and solutions.

Through posts on the association’s blog, newsletter stories, and tweets among other efforts, the Safety 365 campaign will highlight a different aspect of construction workplace safety each month and also promote safety off the job. The program also includes materials to help keep home owners safe when they’re working on DIY projects.

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