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Summer Safety Tips #3

It’s Building Safety Month and today’s tips are about DISASTER SAFETY! It’s never fun to think about, but natural disasters can happen in the blink of an eye; out-of-control grass fires, tornadoes, flooding, and earthquakes are just a few of the natural disasters that could strike our area, and it’s always a good idea to be prepared. Visit Building Safety Month to learn more about how to keep you and your loved ones safe in the face of a natural disaster.

Building Safety Month is an international campaign that takes place in May (we’re stretching ours into the summer season, too!) to raise awareness about building safety. This campaign reinforces the need for the adoption of modern, regularly-updated building codes, and helps individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures.

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.

All communities need building codes to protect their citizens from disasters like fires, weather-related events and structural collapse. Building codes are society’s best way of protecting homes, offices, schools, manufacturing facilities, stores and entertainment venues. Code officials work day in and day out to keep the public safe.