May is National Building Safety Month!
This month is the 41st year of recognizing May as National Building Safety Month. “The International Code Council, its 64,000 members, and a diverse partnership of professionals from the building construction, design and safety communities come together with corporations, government agencies, professional associations, and nonprofits to promote building safety through proclamations, informational events, legislative briefings and more. We come together to support Building Safety Month because we understand the need for safe and sustainable structures where we live, work and play.” – ICC Website
The theme for 2021 is “Prevent, Prepare, Protect. Building Codes Save.” with a focus on safer communities over the five weeks in May. One of the topics highlighted during the fourth week of the month is “Disaster Preparedness”. The public may not be aware how codes and code officials improve and protect the places where we live, learn, work, worship, and play, and this month can certainly improve that awareness and educate communities on this topic!