Safety Practices That Protect Construction Workers From Harm

A roundup of best advice from experts and contractors for Construction Safety Week May 6-10 and beyond.

Jean Dimeo, Editorial Director, ConstructioNext, WOC360, IRE360

May 1, 2024

1 Min Read

During this year's Construction Safety Week, we are highlighting stories we've published in recent months that can help construction companies keep employees and subcontractors safe from physical and mental health harm.


3 Common Safety Misunderstandings and Lessons Learned
These examples illustrate the importance of confirming the facts are the facts before you act.

How to Level Up Your Safety Orientation Program
Safety orientations are a journey. Here are the four phases along the way that construction companies should follow.

6 Safety Leadership Skills Essential for Successful Jobsites
Implementing safety leadership tactics can increase productivity, boost morale and improve worker retention—all while helping to minimize injuries and fatalities.

Beyond Steel Toes: Modern Work Boots Offer Safety, Comfort, Support
Experts say new footwear companies have pioneered materials and methods to help workers find the right fit.

How Jobsite Safety Can Help Keep a Construction Business in Business
The goal is to ensure your people go home uninjured, but safety protocols also can have a positive impact on your company’s bottom line.

Mental Health

How to Tackle Construction’s Unspoken Safety Issue
A construction veteran and mental health first-aid instructor shares insights on combating mental health challenges in the construction industry.

How to Lessen Suicides Among Construction Workers
12 strategies to keep staff mentally healthy despite the industry’s macho culture.

A Blueprint for Preventing Suicides in Construction
The industry consistently ranks No. 1 or No. 2 in deaths by suicide among all occupations. Here is a comprehensive guide for construction companies to employ to save lives.

About the Author(s)

Jean Dimeo

Editorial Director, ConstructioNext, WOC360, IRE360, Informa Markets

Jean Dimeo is an award-winning editor, writer and publication manager who has worked in construction publishing for 30 years. Dimeo was managing editor of Construction Dive, our sister publication about commercial construction, and the editor in chief of Builder, EcoHome and Building Products, all about residential building and remodeling. She also worked as an editor for a Spanish-language construction publication and as a building products expert for consumer magazines including Better Homes & Gardens SIPs.

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