Construction jobsites in Washington, D.C., stopped work at midday on Thursday, May 5 so that workers could attend a special Safety Week event, the Ballpark Grand Slam for Safety at Nationals Park. Workers made their way to the stadium for safety and equipment demonstrations and exhibits, a Stretch and Flex exercise, subcontractor safety awards, remarks by OSHA's Acting Director, of the Directorate of Construction and lunch. The event was sponsored by ABC -a Safety Week partner, major general contractors, insurers and Associated General Contractors.
In conjunction with Safety Week, ABC launched its 2016 Safety Performance Report. The report documents how proactive practices’ can reduce recordable incidents up to 86 percent, making the best-performing builders and contractors 700-plus percent safer than the industry average.