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Job-Site Safety Institute (JSI) Reaches Thousands in the Inaugural Jobsite Safety Zone

Bill Schaffner
(919) 227-0214

RALEIGH, N.C. (March 5, 2019) – The Job-Site Safety Institute (JSI), a nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to improving safety and protecting lives, played an integral role in the inaugural Jobsite Safety Zone at the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) International Builders’ Show (IBS), which attracted more than 100,000 attendees to Design & Construction Week® at the Las Vegas Convention Center on February 19-21. The Jobsite Safety Zone dedicated 2,000 square feet of floor space to showcase exhibitors who specialize in providing cutting-edge construction safety products and educating construction professionals on the latest in workplace safety solutions.

JSI provided around-the-clock safety training and demonstrations on the show floor. Training topics focused on fall protection, harnesses, guardrails, and distracted driving. JSI introduced a virtual reality experience demonstrating the importance of fall protection, as well as remote-control cars that simulated driving while impaired. This training ultimately brought awareness to JSI’s purpose and mission, as well as to the importance of safety research on a national level. JSI also distributed a large amount of free safety gear, including eye protection, hearing protection, respirators, and more to attendees.

On Wednesday, February 20, JSI hosted an in-booth networking event. The JSI Board of Directors were in attendance to share the goals and mission of JSI with attendees. David Jaffe, vice president of legal advocacy with the NAHB, recently received a grant from JSI to create a comprehensive educational strategy focused on the opioid epidemic in the construction industry, and was on-hand to discuss the opioid crisis and its impact on the home building industry. Mike Carpenter, the executive vice president of the North Carolina Home Builders Association (NCHBA), addressed NCHBA’s dedication and funding commitment to JSI.

“We are so pleased with the overwhelming response JSI received during this year’s International Builders’ Show,” said Mike Gerber, president of JSI. “There was a constant flow of people in the booth, and engaging demonstrations and discussions reinforcing the importance of safety in the industry. JSI is honored to be at the forefront of this conversation and aims to continue making an impact on job-site safety.”

About JSI

Founded by Builders Mutual, the Job-Site Safety Institute (JSI) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. This research and educational organization is dedicated to eliminating all job-site related injuries and deaths in the construction industry. Research by JSI will play a critical role in improving on-the-job safety and saving lives.