As we are getting ready for the summer months (and summer vacations), it is a noticeable trend that construction accidents increase during this time. Please take care of yourself both on and off the site. NAWIC, OSHA, TOSHA, have excellent guidance standard precautions to take to help prevent accidents and what to do if one occurs. If you have questions, we have several members in the safety field who would be happy to discuss questions with you. Email me and I will put you in touch with them.
May is also mental health awareness month. Construction can be a very demanding industry no matter which sector you work in. Take time this month to step back and evaluate your mental health as well and how to keep your mental health in shape. If you have having a hard time and want help you can find resources here or you can reach out to friend, colleague, or me. Mental health is just as important as physical health.
We have also reached one of our goals for the year already! We have reached 130 members! Thank you for being a member and supporting women throughout the construction industry in Middle Tennessee.
We have some great events coming up that are bullet pointed below. If you have any questions please reach out and we will do our best to answer them.
May 1-5 - Construction Safety Week
May 5 - Cinco de Mayo
May 11 - Membership Meeting- Federal Project Development
Priscilla G. Sweeney, Chief of Contracting Office USACE, Memphis District presents to us on Federal Project Development
Ms. Sweeney serves as Chief, Contracting Division, responsible for acquiring all necessary commodities in support of the Memphis District's mission and missions in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the state of Louisiana. She has served as Chief of Contracting for the Memphis District since November 2011 and has been in Federal Service for over 33 years. Ms. Sweeney began her career when she enlisted into the Air Force. Where she retired as the Chief of Contracting for the 164th Airlift Wing in 2015.
Thursday, May 11th, 2023
Rogers Group, 421 Great Circle Road, Nashville, TN 37228
The cost is $10 for members, $20 for non-members and guests, $10 for Zoom attendees (a link will be emailed to you)
Join us as we talk with middle school students about construction and all the rewarding careers in it. This event will be from 9AM-1PM. I would expect us to be there an hour early and stay and hour after for setup and tear down. If you are able to help please signup using the link below.
Construction Safety Week is an annual event that focuses on raising awareness about the importance of safety in the construction industry. This event is celebrated every year during the first week of May. It is a time when the construction industry comes together to recognize the importance of safe working practices and to promote best practices for maintaining a safe work environment.
The first Construction Safety Week was founded in 2014 by a group of construction industry leaders who recognized the need for increased focus on safety in the industry. This group included representatives from major construction companies, trade organizations, and industry associations. They saw the need for a dedicated event to bring attention to the importance of safety in the construction industry and to provide a platform for companies to share best practices and learn from each other.
The event was started with the aim of reducing the number of accidents and injuries that occur on construction sites. Construction is a high-risk industry, with a wide range of hazards present on every job site. The goal of Construction Safety Week is to raise awareness about these hazards and to promote safe working practices that can help prevent accidents and injuries.
Since its inception, Construction Safety Week has grown into a major event in the construction industry. Companies of all sizes, from small contractors to large multinational corporations, participate in the event. Activities during the week include safety training sessions, workshops, and seminars. There are also demonstrations of new safety equipment and technology, as well as recognition events to celebrate companies and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to safety..