The Importance of Construction Safety Week

Beneco Observes Construction Safety Week

Construction Safety Week
According to 2020 statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the construction industry accounts for 6% of all injuries resulting in lost work days. Even worse, 1 in 5 deaths among U.S workers occurs within the construction industry. Dig deeper into the statistics, and the outcome for construction workers looks even bleaker.

Construction safety programs are crucial for educating and protecting employees. And more has to be done to improve the safety than pinning up a flyer in our HR offices and lunchrooms (we’ve all seen them, but have we read them?) to keep the workforce safe. On average, construction companies spend 3.6% of their budgets on injuries but only 2.6% on safety training. Crazy to think about, especially when OSHA estimates that construction companies save $4 to $6 for every $1 invested in safety programs. So why wouldn’t companies want to invest in their employees?

Every construction company should be dedicated to the safety of its workers — making sure every person goes home in the same condition in which they arrive every day. That is why we, along with many companies and associations across the U.S., observe construction safety week this week. This year’s theme focuses on staying connected, supported, and safe to keep co-workers unified and create a stronger, safer crew. This week reminds us to collectively raise awareness while inspiring everyone in the industry to be leaders in safety.

Let’s celebrate an industry united in safety!

To learn more about Construction Safety Week and its cause, visit