Each May, Procore proudly recognizes Construction Safety Week, an initiative launched in 2014 by global construction firms to inspire everyone in the industry to be leaders in safety. This year, Construction Safety Week encourages everyone on the jobsite to take its “Strong Voices, Safe Choices” pledge and build a culture where everyone is empowered to own and act on safety.
This pledge is especially timely as more safety programs incorporate mental health awareness into their messaging. Tool box talks, hard hat stickers and poker tokens all act as conversation starters. Reducing the stigma of speaking up and knowing the signs that someone may be struggling, encourages individuals to act.
The conversation around safety in construction has evolved to be holistic of mental health and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). While personal protective equipment and OSHA training might be the first things that come to mind when discussing construction safety, these topics are just as critical as hardhats and steel-toed boots.
Procore is committed to helping make jobsites safer and putting well-being at the forefront. Here are a few resources from Procore to help drive the change.
Connecting Safety, Mental Wellness, and DEIB
On May 3, 2023, a panel of industry experts will discuss “The Connection Between Jobsite Safety, Mental Wellness, and DEIB” during the next installment of Procore’s Foundations for Progress series. The webinar will cover how safety programs are evolving, share emerging research on proper fitting PPE, and identify practical tools for incorporating mental health awareness into your construction safety program. The webinar follows last month’s “Data on Diversity & Women in Construction,” which covered the connection between a sense of belonging and retention.
Panelists for the upcoming webinar include Stacee Barkley, global diversity, equity, and inclusion leader for DPR Construction; Abby Ferri, CSP, chief risk officer for Insurate; and Cal Beyer, vice president of workforce risk & worker wellbeing for Holmes Murphy.
Expanding Procore Safety Qualified Offerings
Procore's commitment to supporting safer jobsites can be seen in Procore Safety Qualified (PSQ) free and on-demand continuing education program. These courses supplement traditional OSHA training to offer comprehensive and practical recommendations for staying ahead of safety risks.
Procore’s newest PSQ course is “Suiting Up for Safety: A Guide to Meeting the PPE Needs of a Diverse Workforce" and is taught by Ferri. To access the new course, visit https://www.procore.org/educational-resources/safety-qualified.
Managing Jobsite Risk
A safe jobsite can help mitigate the unpredictability of various construction phases. Procore helps keep track of the different variables during construction in a single platform, helping maximize efficiency and reducing risk. According to a 2022 survey of Procore customers, 79 percent that use the Quality and Safety products agree that Procore has improved their company’s safety program.
Procore is pleased to partner with Travelers through July 1, 2023 to offer new customers 30 percent off their first year to demonstrate how software designed to manage projects can also help manage risk. Travelers Insurance works closely with contractors to develop customized plans to manage risk, promote a culture of safety, and support business continuity.
Recently, Procore Risk Advisors was launched to simplify and improve one of the construction industry’s biggest challenges: insurance. Procore Risk Advisors is a modern construction brokerage offering enhanced insurance solutions, including exclusive A+ rated insurance programs in partnership with Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and Swiss Re. Procore Risk Advisors rewards Procore customers for their risk mitigation and technology adoption by leveraging data-based insights from Procore's construction platform to help drive the insurance terms, pricing, and capacity customers have earned.
Check out this webinar to learn more about Procore Risk Advisors from Founder & CEO Tooey Courtemanche along with Procore Risk Advisors Head of Insurance Anthony Dietz and General Manager Peter O’Brien.
Register for the upcoming webinar, “The Connection Between Jobsite Safety, Mental Wellness, and DEIB,” and browse Procore’s library of safety resources available free and on-demand anytime.