Building Safety Month Week 2 Focused on Education

The International Code Council and its members and partners are using the week to illustrate why well-trained building safety professionals are a crucial part of maintaining a safe built environment.

Building Safety Month's second week (May 6-12) has the theme "Ensuring a Safer Future through Training and Education." The International Code Council and its members and partners are using the week to illustrate why well-trained building safety professionals are a crucial part of maintaining a safe built environment. Thorough training and education helps code officials avoid accidents and mistakes and properly enforce codes and standards, ICC notes.

"The Laborers' International Union of North America is proud to support Building Safety Month because nothing is more important to the men and women who build the U.S. and Canada than completing projects safely and to the highest possible standards," said Terry O'Sullivan, general president of LIUNA. "Safety and skills training is integral to LIUNA – from our top-notch training programs to the expertise and on-the-job performance of our half-million members."

Other sponsors of Building Safety Month include the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International.

"As a global society of 30,000 members dedicated to the development, dissemination, and adoption of concrete technology, the American Concrete Institute supports Building Safety Month to highlight the important role of building codes in creating safe and sustainable communities," said Stephen S. Szoke, ACI's Code Advocacy Engineer.

"Code officials and other safety professionals have always been at the forefront protecting those who occupy buildings," said Brian D. Cappelli, chair of BOMA, a sponsor of the second week of Building Safety Month. "BOMA strongly supports continued training and professional development for property professionals to create a safe environment, not just in buildings but also in their surrounding communities."

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