One goal of Safety Week 2014 is to inspire all companies to share best practices and to work together to strengthen the industry’s safety culture.
American Infrastructure, a a $500 million heavy-civil contractor, has joined 30 other national and global construction firms to create and celebrate the first U.S. Construction Industry Safety Week with the goal to inspire everyone in the industry to be leaders in safety. Safety Week 2014 will take place Sunday, May 4 through Saturday, May 10.
“At American Infrastructure, as well as the other industry leaders participating in Safety Week 2014, we believe one injury is too many and make the safety of all of our employees our top priority,” said American Infrastructure’s Chairman and CEO, A. Ross Myers. “We hope that Safety Week will not only increase awareness within our own companies, but also encourage other construction firms to make safety their number one focus.”
The 31 companies, which are part of The Construction Industry Safety (CISI) group and the Incident and Injury Free CEO (IIF) Forum, created Safety Week 2014 with the mission to:
- Thank their workforces for supporting safety and recognizing their efforts to be injury free
- Increase the awareness of the importance of being committed to safety, every day
- Inspire all companies to share best practices and to work together to strengthen the industry’s safety culture
- Celebrate the need to be injury free
- Conduct on-site safety awareness activities to support education