ICC News Release
For Immediate Release: May 13, 2024
Contact: Donna Campbell | (734) 660-6518
dcampbell@iccsafe.org | www.iccsafe.org
Building Safety Month Gives a Glimpse into the World of Building Safety Professionals
Week Three of the Code Council’s Building Safety Month campaign spotlights how building safety professionals make a difference in their communities

Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council’s 44th annual Building Safety Month campaign continues into its third week with insight into the roles and responsibilities of building safety professionals. These professionals enforce code compliance to empower and educate partners to embrace and integrate safety standards in their work and perform safety checks that protect your home from emergencies before fire, flood or disaster strike. They also help keep existing buildings safe by conducting inspections and adopting the latest building codes.

Week Three: Learning From the Pros, also gives examples on when to contact your local building department. Some issues that require assistance from a building safety professional include permitting, home renovations or buying a house.

“Building Safety Month provides us with the opportunity to celebrate the silent defenders of public safety – the building safety professionals,” said President of the Code Council Board of Directors Stuart Tom, CBO. “Building safety professionals work diligently to keep the places we live, work and play safe. By learning from them, the public will become better equipped to maintain a safe and resilient environment and be more prepared to embrace a changing world.”

To acknowledge a building safety professional, share with the Code Council on social media and use #BuildingSafety365.

American Gas Association is the foundation sponsor of 2024 Building Safety Month. Week Three is sponsored by Simpson Strong-Tie. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, click here.          

More information about Building Safety Month, including downloadable resources to help support Building Safety Month can be found here

Communities have begun to issue proclamations declaring May 2024 as Building Safety Month, including the President of the United States for the fourth year in a row. View the proclamations here or submit one here.

To participate in Building Safety Month:


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