43rd Annual Building Safety Month Begins with Building Safety Starts at Home

2023 Building Safety MonthToday marks the first day of Building Safety Month 2023, the International Code Council’s 43rd annual campaign designed to increase awareness of building safety issues in the home, schools, and other global buildings.

“This year’s theme, ‘It Starts with You,’ invites people to consider how building safety impacts nearly every part of their lives including their homes and families,” said Code Council President Michael Wich, CBO. “During Building Safety Month, we encourage people to become more aware of the building codes and standards that protect us from harm. We hope it leads to more discussions around what we can all do to create safer spaces to live, work, and play.”

The weekly themes for this year’s campaign are:

  • Week OneBuilding Safety Starts at Home (May 1–7) highlights how building safety
    impacts our everyday lives.
  • Week TwoBuilding Safety Professionals and You (May 8–14) clarifies the role of building
    safety professionals in our communities.
  • Week ThreePreparing your Community (May 15–21) focuses on how to prepare for
    natural disasters and other hazardous events.
  • Week FourAdvocating for your Community (May 22–28) provides tips and tools to
    advocate for local building safety.
  • Week FiveSolving Challenges Together (May 29–31) illustrates what countries are doing
    to address issues such as water scarcity and clean buildings.

Each year, the Code Council, its members and communities around the world celebrate building safety through proclamations, educational events, and community gatherings. To view current proclamations, or submit your own proclamation to declare May as Building Safety Month, click here.

“Building safety is something many people take for granted,” said Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO. “By becoming more aware of building codes and the important role they play in the built environment, we can take an active part in keeping our homes, schools, businesses, and communities safe and sustainable.”

View the 2023 Building Safety Month Poster here, or learn about sponsorship options by clicking here.

For more information, visit BuildingSafetyMonth.org or ICCsafe.org.

Source: International Code Council

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