May is Building Safety Month and we are proud to participate in the 40th annual worldwide campaign presented by the International Code Council, its members and partners to promote building safety. This year’s campaign, “Safer Buildings, Safer Communities, Safer World,” highlights the importance of building codes for providing a strong and resilient built environment, and regularly updated codes that help ensure that communities are protected in the face of disasters.
As we prepare ourselves for the increased severity and frequency of natural disasters, building safety is even more important. Disaster mitigation through the adoption and enforcement of building codes is one of the best ways for communities to prepare and protect against future disasters. Homes and buildings that are built in compliance with building safety codes and the officials who enforce the codes are essential to helping communities minimize the risks of death, injury and property damage in the event of a disaster.
This year’s campaign themes are:
- Disaster Preparedness
- Water Safety
- Resiliency. Sustainability. Innovation
- Training the Next Generation.
At UL we salute the professionals who contribute to building safety through their excellent service and continued dedication. We have many helpful links and resources available that have been specifically designed to supplement Building Safety Month public outreach initiatives.
These resources can help to get valuable information and messages about safety in and around our built environment out into the community. Whether you are a code authority, a designer, an installer, a building owner, a parent, a teacher, or a student, having the right information and understanding building safety can help all the members in your community.
Visit our website weekly for themed message pages that include many links and downloads for UL programs and complimentary resources that are easy to access and share.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to UL code experts for assistance.
Thank you for all that you do to ensure safety and resiliency in the built environment.
Learn more about Building Safety Month at http://www.buildingsafetymonth.org or join the conversation on social media using #BuildingSafety365.