Washington, D.C. – The theme for the International Code Council’s 43rd annual Building Safety Month is “Building Safety Starts with You!” The educational and interactive campaign will take place in May to raise awareness about the importance of building codes in ensuring safety in the spaces we live, work, play and learn. Each year, the Code Council, its members and communities around the world celebrate building safety through proclamations, educational events and community gatherings.
Building Safety Month 2023 will explore how building safety impacts all of us on personal, local and global levels. The weekly themes for this year’s campaign are:
- Week One (May 1–7): “Building Safety Starts at Home”
- Week Two (May 8—14): “Building Safety Professionals and You”
- Week Three (May 15—21): “Prepare Your Community”
- Week Four (May 22—28): “Advocate for Your Community”
- Week Five (May 29—31): “Solving Challenges Together”
“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.”
The Code Council provides resources to promote Building Safety Month including safety tips, promotional graphics and lesson plans for elementary school students.
More details about the 2023 Building Safety Month will be released in the coming months, be sure to visit www.buildingsafetymonth.org for more information.
Show your commitment to building safety and become a Building Safety Month sponsor by visiting buildingsafetymonth.org/become-a-sponsor
View the 2023 Building Safety Month Poster here.
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