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HBACA Safety Awareness Months

The HBACA Safety Committee designates specific safety awareness months throughout the year. Each month, the HBACA is encouraging member companies and employees to learn more about working safely. Thank you to the HBACA Safety Committee for your work on the monthly safety awareness campaigns. Look for more information throughout the month on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter.

Members are reminded that this information is offered for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as the total project safety program or as a substitute for federal, state, or local laws and regulations.

For questions about the HBACA Safety Committee or workplace safety, please contact Jackson at (602) 274-6545 or mollj@hbaca.org.

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Trench Safety - July 2021


The HBACA is excited to announce that July is Trench Safety Awareness Month. Throughout the month, the HBACA is encouraging each of its member companies and employees to learn more about trench safety in residential construction. To help, the HBACA Safety Committee has created a sample awareness kit. The sample awareness kit outlines trench safety action items, including a member-wide Safety Stand Down, taking place during the week of July 19, 2021.

Struck By Safety - June 2021

The HBACA is excited to announce that June is Struck By Safety Month. Throughout the month, the HBACA is encouraging each of its member companies and employees to learn more about struck by safety in residential construction. To help, the HBACA Safety Committee has created a sample awareness kit. The sample awareness kit outlines struck by safety action items, including a member-wide Safety Stand Down, taking place during the week of June 14, 2021.

Fall Safety - May 2021

The HBACA is excited to announce that May is Fall Safety Month. Throughout the month of September, the HBACA is encouraging each of its member companies and employees to learn more about fall protection and prevention in residential construction. To help, the HBACA Safety Committee has created the attached sample awareness kit for our members. The kit includes information on fall protection requirements, fall distance and swing fall and fall protection serviceability. Our Fall Safety Awareness month will kick off with a week of Stand Downs to Prevent Falls during the week of May 3 through May 7. This will coincide with the Federal OSHA Stand Down Week.

Heat Safety - April 2021

The HBACA is excited to announce that April is Heat Safety Awareness Month. Throughout the month, the HBACA is encouraging each of its member companies and employees to learn more about heat safety in residential construction. To help, the HBACA Safety Committee has created a sample awareness kit. The sample awareness kit outlines heat safety action items, including a member-wide Safety Stand Down, taking place during the week of April 19, 2021.

Early Power and Lock-out / Tag-out - March 2021

Scaffolding Safety - December 2020

The HBACA is excited to announce that December is Scaffolding Safety Month. Throughout the month, the HBACA is encouraging each of its member companies and employees to learn more about scaffolding safety in residential construction. To help, the HBACA Safety Committee has created the attached sample awareness kit for our members. The kit includes the following information, a safety walkaround checklist, NAHB Scaffold Safety, and CPWR Hazard Alert. In addition, it outlines the action items and event schedule throughout the month, including our Scaffolding Safety Stand Down event on Wednesday, December 16 at 9:00 am.

Ladder Safety - November 2020

The HBACA is excited to announce that November is Ladder Safety Month. Throughout the month, the HBACA is encouraging each of its member companies and employees to learn more about ladder safety in residential construction. To help, the HBACA Safety Committee has created the attached sample awareness kit for our members. The kit includes information on safe ladder use, choosing the proper ladder, and new phone apps to help with ladder safety. In addition, it outlines the action items and event schedule throughout the month, including our Ladder Safety Stand Down event on Wednesday, November 18 at 9:00 am.

Fall Safety - September 2020

The HBACA is excited to announce that September is Fall Safety Month. Throughout the month of September, the HBACA is encouraging each of its member companies and employees to learn more about fall protection in residential construction. To help, the HBACA Safety Committee has created the attached sample awareness kit for our members. The kit includes information on fall protection requirements, fall distance and swing fall and fall protection serviceability. In addition, it outlines the action items and event schedule throughout the month, including our Fall Safety Awareness week of September 14.

Silica - July 2020

The HBACA is excited to announce that July is Silica Awareness Month. Throughout the month of July, the HBACA is encouraging each of its member companies and employees to learn more about safely avoiding exposure to silica dust. To help, the HBACA Safety Committee has created the attached sample awareness kit for our members. The kit includes information on silica related illnesses, creating a silica plan, and proper engineering controls. In addition, it outlines the action items and event schedule throughout the month, including our Silica Awareness Stand Down event on Wednesday, July 29 at 10:00 am.

Heat Awareness - May 2020

The HBACA is excited to announce that May is Heat Safety Awareness Month. Throughout the month of May, the HBACA is encouraging each of its member companies and employees to learn more about safely working in the Arizona Heat. To help, the HBACA Safety Committee has created the attached sample awareness kit for our members. The kit includes information on heat injury and illness, as well as, information on “water, rest, shade”. In addition, it outlines the action items and event schedule throughout the month, including our Heat Awareness Stand Down on May 6 at 10:00 am.

Struck By - March 2020

The HBACA is excited to announce that March is “Struck By” Safety Awareness Month. Throughout the month of March, the HBACA is encouraging each of its member companies and employees to learn more about safely working around moving vehicles and falling and flying objects. To help, the HBACA Safety Committee has created the attached sample awareness kit for our members. The kit includes information on protective safety equipment, avoiding moving vehicles and falling/flying objects, and distracted driving. In addition, it outlines the action items and event schedule throughout the month, including our “Struck By” Stand Down on March 25.

Trench and Excavation - February 2020

In the third of a series of Safety Awareness months, the HBACA is excited to announce that February is Trench and Excavation Safety Awareness Month. To help, the HBACA Safety Committee has created the attached sample awareness kit for our members. The kit includes information on protective safety equipment, accessing trenches, causes of cave-ins, and different soil types. In addition, it outlines the action items and event schedule throughout the month, including our Trench and Excavation Safety Stand Down on February 24, 2020.

Early Power and Lock-out / Tag-out - January 2020

In the second of a series of Safety Awareness months, the HBACA is excited to announce that January is Early Power and Lock-out/Tag-out Safety Awareness Month. To help, the HBACA Safety Committee has created a sample awareness kit for our members. In addition, it outlines the action items and event schedule throughout the month, including our an Electrical Cord Safety Stand Down on January 16, 2020.

Electrical Cord Safety - December 2019

In the first of a series of Safety Awareness months, the HBACA is excited to announce that December is Electrical and Flexible Cord Safety Awareness Month. To help, the HBACA Safety Committee has created a sample awareness kit for our members. In addition, it outlines the action items and event schedule throughout the month, including our first Electrical Cord Safety Stand Down on December 16, 2019.