May is National Building Safety Month and is sponsored by the International Code Council (ICC) and supported through Proclamation by Mayor Ken Hearing of the City of North Bend, 2018 Building Safety Month Proclamation.
Building Safety Month (BSM) is a public awareness campaign celebrated by jurisdictions worldwide during the month of May for the past 38 years to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. The campaign reinforces the need for the adoption of modern, regularly-updated building codes, a strong and efficient system of code enforcement and a well-trained, professional workforce to maintain the system. All communities need building codes to protect their citizens from disasters like fires, weather-related events and structural collapse. Building codes are society's best way of protecting homes, offices, schools, manufacturing facilities, stores and entertainment venues. Code officials work day in and day out to keep the public safe.
The campaign is presented by the International Code Council and its 64,000 members worldwide along with a diverse partnership of professionals from the building construction, design and safety communities. Corporations, government agencies, professional associations, nonprofits and more come together to support BSM because they understand the need for safe and sustainable structures where we live, work and play.
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Week One May 1-5 Partnering with Code Officials to build stronger, safer communities.
Week Two May 6-12 Advancing resilient communities through science and technology.
Week Three May 13-19 Protecting communities from disasters.
Week Four May 20-26 Safeguarding our water.
Week Five May 27-31 Improving education and training standards for a safer tomorrow.