Safety Week, an industry-wide education and awareness event for the construction industry, is set for May 6-10.

As a member of the Keystone Contractors Association (KCA), I am excited to spend the week celebrating the choices actively made each day that help improve worker safety.

It pays to be proactive when it comes to safety. We remind our people all the time that just because an accident hasn’t happened to you doesn’t mean it can’t happen, so prepare and prevent.

Being safe and promoting safety best practices is the right thing to do. KCA aspires to hold its members to a higher standard of safety than our clients and the entities that regulate us. At KCA, we believe that teamwork improves safety. That’s more than just a tagline. It articulates our strong belief that everyone has to buy into the safety culture. Like a sports team game plans for success on the field, we plan ahead for safety success on the job site.

We encourage the entire construction industry to join us in celebrating safety all the time, especially during this year’s Safety Week. Our company will be holding numerous Safety Toolbox Talks throughout the week and the KCA will be presenting an afternoon of Safety Education in Harrisburg on Tuesday.

For ideas on how you can celebrate safety and for more details on Safety Week, go to

Anskis is KCA president and co-owner of Bill Anskis, Inc., Elysburg.

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