Construction Safety Week is an initiative of the Construction Industry Federation. The goal is to eliminate accidents at work and to drive continual improvement in safety and health performance.
The CIF is now calling on all construction companies, organisations and individuals working in construction (and in other sectors) to get involved in Construction Safety Week in 2021, to celebrate best practices, to reinforce and promote the importance of safety, health, and overall wellbeing in work and in life.
Construction Safety Week 2021 is aligned with dates for European Safety Week 2021, the theme of which is “Lighten the Load.” Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) remain a significant hazard, with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) reporting that 3 in every 5 workers in the EU report MSD complaints in the back, upper limbs and/or lower limbs.
The daily themes are: