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Posted on: May 25, 2023

Share the Importance of Building Safety


Week 4: Advocate for Your Community

Gain tips and tools to help you advocate for building safety in your community!

Let Your Voice be Heard

We all have a role in making sure the places where we live, work and play are safe. From reaching out to your local media, to advocating for building safety to local leadership, even the smallest action can make a difference.

  • Talk to your network about building safety and share fact-based information and resources on your social media accounts.
  • Share news releases with your local newspapers, radio stations and television networks to encourage local media to cover stories related to building safety.
  • Share building safety information or concerns with your public information officer, city manager or mayor.

Get Kids Involved

The International Code Council has resources available to help parents, teachers and community leaders teach kids what building safety professionals do and how they make our homes and communities safer for everyone.

View content for engaging and teaching children about building safety here.

Become a Building Safety Professional

If you’re looking for a fulfilling career that makes a difference in your community, consider a career in building safety! There are many paths to becoming a building safety professional and many roles within the industry:

  • Building Officials
  • Inspectors: electrical, mechanical and plumbing
  • Fire Marshals
  • Permit Technicians
  • Plans Examiners

If you’re new to building safety, consider taking advantage of the International Code Council's  Safety 2.0 Program that helps students and professionals who are interested in career development and assistance.

Information provided by the International Code Council’s Building Safety Month.

Find more information about the topics above here.

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