May Is National Building Safety Month
Building Safety Month-in its' 39th year-is an initiative of the International Code Council (ICC) and their 64,000 members across the world, as well as their partners in building construction and design, and the safety community. Building Safety Month is an opportunity to educate insurance and commercial property professionals, as well as the general public, on "what it takes to create safe, resilient, affordable, and energy-efficient homes and buildings," according to the ICC website. The theme for 2019 is No Code. No Confidence. and highlights managing disasters, specifically natural disasters, in week one of this year's campaign. Some of the topics and tips shared throughout the month include disaster preparedness, construction professionals, and innovations in building safety. The general public may not be aware how codes and code officials "improve and protect the places where we live, work, worship and play," and this month can certainly improve that awareness!