The National Demolition Association Shows Commitment to Safety During Safe + Sound Week

WASHINGTON - April 17, 2019 - PRLog -- According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than four million workers suffer from serious job-related injuries or illnesses each year, and more than 4,000 Americans die from work-related incidents annually. The National Demolition Association (NDA) has made safety a priority so that all of its workers return home to their families and loved ones safe and sound every day. That is why NDA will participate in Safe + Sound Week, August 12-19, 2019.

Safe + Sound Week—co-sponsored by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Safety Council (NSC), the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)—is a nationwide effort to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces.

"A strong safety and health program is one of the most effective ways to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses, which not only hurt workers and their families, but also cost businesses money that could be used to grow the organization, create jobs, and improve competitiveness," said Dorothy Dougherty, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

During Safe + Sound Week, the National Demolition Association will showcase its commitment to safety and health through management leadership, worker participation, and finding and fixing workplace hazards. Senior leadership and workers will collaborate to identify ways to keep their workplace safe and sustainable for the future, through a series of webinars, podcast and articles.

NDA President Chris Godek stated the importance of the Safe + Sound Campaign, "The National Demolition Association, represents demolition contractors and their associates worldwide. Our customers, partners, and stakeholders, can rest assured, knowing that our members treat safety as our most important priority. It is NDA's unequivocal goal for every person involved in the demolition process, from truck driver to CEO, to return home to his or her families each day. Our pledge is to provide the valued resources needed to accomplish this attainable goal. The culture of safety begins at the top. As the leader of NDA, I ask you to join me, and my colleagues, in welcoming this partnership as another step in our task of informing and educating our members. It is our belief that a work place with zero incidences is possible. Programs and strategic alliances will make this a reality. Making a living should not cost a life."

For more information about Safe + Sound Week, visit


About the National Demolition Association

The National Demolition Association (NDA) is a non-profit trade organization representing approximately 500 U.S. and Canadian companies and many international firms that are involved in the demolition process. Membership includes demolition contractors, general contractors, civil engineering abreast of environmental, regulatory and safety matters, keep regulators informed about issues facing the industry, increase public and industry awareness, and provide members with networking opportunities and information on the latest technical advances in equipment and services.

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