Spending a Week to Celebrate the Industry’s Constant Focus on Safety

BY: DIRK ELSPERMAN, AGC PRESIDENT
   Many in the industry are, rightly, proud of the tremendous accomplishments contractors have made in improving the safety of their jobsites. But nobody will be satisfied until we get to a point where this industry is free from fatalities and workplace injuries.”
   A crane collapses in Seattle, killing four. A pedestrian bridge falls in Miami, and six are killed. A road worker is killed by a speeding motorist in Mobile, Alabama. These and other tragic events that occur all too frequently with our industry offer a stark reminder that when we talk about construction safety, we aren’t talking about statistics or theoretical risks – we are talking about lives.
Find out about AGC of America’s signature sponsorship of National Construction Safety Week in the next August issue of The BuildBoard.