Raising the Roof on Safety: National Safety Month at ASI

June is National Safety Month, a time when organizations across the country come together to focus on improving safety practices and reducing injuries. Established by the National Safety Council in 1996, this initiative underscores the importance of creating a safe working environment, particularly in industries like construction and roofing, where risks are prevalent.

For ASI Roofing, safety is the cornerstone of everything we do. Every employee has the right to work in a safe environment, and we ensure that safety measures are followed and rooted in our daily operations.

Roofing is a high-risk industry, with potential hazards at every turn. From working at heights to handling heavy materials, our team faces numerous challenges that require stringent safety protocols. National Safety Month allows us to reemphasize our commitment to safety and engage our team in proactive safety education and practices.

This year, the National Safety Council designated specific themes for each week of National Safety Month. This structure highlights the various safety concerns relevant to our industry.

Week 1: Safety Engagement

At ASI Roofing, we believe that safety is a shared responsibility. Employees are encouraged to voice their concerns and contribute ideas to enhance workplace safety. By involving everyone in the conversation, we foster a sense of ownership and accountability. The more touchpoints we have with workers in all positions, the greater the impact ASI can make in improving our safety engagement.

Week 2: Roadway Safety

Auto accidents are a leading cause of workplace death, so the choices we make behind the wheel can improve roadway safety for us all (CDC, 2024). To help share the road responsibly, prepare before you go, buckle up, slow down, and drive distraction-free.

Week 3: Risk Reduction

Tried-and-true injury prevention approaches like hazard recognition, job safety analysis, and risk assessment are crucial to curbing workplace injuries and deaths (CDC, 2024). We are committed to reviewing and updating our safety protocols regularly to reduce the likelihood of accidents and ensure a safer work environment here at ASI.

Week 4: Slips, Trips, and Falls

Falls are among the most common causes of injuries in the roofing industry. Preventing these incidents is a priority. Training on safe work practices and proper footwear helps our employees stay vigilant and safe. Slips, trips, and falls are a leading cause of workplace injury and death, and although a persistent challenge, they must remain top of mind.

At ASI Roofing, National Safety Month is more than just a series of activities; it reflects our ongoing commitment to the safety and well-being of our team.