Construction Safety and Wellness Committee
Occupational safety and health are a constant topic concern for construction companies. The CURT® Safety and Wellness Committee strives to provide a variety of resources for how to create safe job sites and bring awareness to mental health within the construction industry. Before your next toolbox talk, see what tools and materials may be available for your next safety meeting.
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CURT Safety Benchmarking Portal
Since 2004, CURT Owner members have provided their safety performance data to the CURT Safety and Wellness Committee for aggregation, tracking, and benchmarking. Now that data is available in a dynamic, real-time Safety Benchmarking Portal (SBP) available to CURT members. All data is aggregated and blinded to ensure the confidentiality of each organization’s information.
Construction Safety Topics
Job sites can be hazardous for workers if proper safety measures are not implemented. Here are some typical topics construction safety topics:
- preventing injury and protecting workers
- construction equipment safety training
- slips, trips, and falls and fall protection
- personal protective equipment (PPE)
- ladder safety
- mental health concerns
- toolbox talk topics
Construction Safety and Wellness Committee Objectives
Communicate Safety Issues and Practices
Communicate Owners’ position to regulatory agencies on safety issues and practices.
Develop a Construction Owners’ Safety Blueprint
Develop an international Owner’s Safety Blueprint that accounts for nuances in non-U.S. construction.
Promote the Safety Blueprint
Promote and implement the Owners’ Safety Blueprint, including outreach to Local User Councils.
Develop Educational Safety Materials for Construction Owners
Address problem areas and develop educational safety materials for Owners.
Develop Performance Tools
Develop tools for measuring and improving construction safety performance.
Recognize Outstanding Construction Safety Performance
Recognize outstanding Owner and contractor safety performance.
Administer the CISE Awards program.
Celebrate Construction Safety Week
Construction Safety Week 2022 is May 2–6. Safety Week was established in 2014 when over 40 national and global construction firms from the Construction Industry Safety Initiative (CISI) group and the Incident and Injury Free (IIF) CEO Forum came together with one goal: to inspire everyone in the construction industry to be leaders in safety. Learn more about how to plan for the week and how to create a safety culture at https://www.constructionsafetyweek.com/.
About CURT Active Member Committees
In order to create a competitive advantage and provide aggressive leadership for construction users around the globe, CURT has established working committees and task forces—led by CURT member leaders—to address core initiatives that affect the construction industry on a daily basis.
The CURT Executive Committee appoints committee and task force chairs and co-chairs annually. CURT forms ad hoc committees as needed to address critical issues.