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Building Safety Month - May 2017

Building Safety Month - May 2017

Published: 2012-05-07,  

First observed in 1980, this annual global event is a ‘Building Safety’ campaign intended to raise public awareness and promote:

  • safe buildings;
  • building regulations, such as the Ontario Building Code; and,
  • the vital role of Building Officials in ensuring a safer built environment.

The month long campaign is a great opportunity to engage in a variety of related promotional activities through your local municipality and/or OBOA Chapter. Some ideas for observing and promoting Building Safety Month include:

asking Mayor and Council to issue a proclamation;
distributing promotional materials and other related information at government offices, local hardware stores, building material supply outlets, libraries, schools, banks, etc.;
hosting a Building Department Open House, or Home Renovation Forum;
inviting architectural, engineering or building technology students to observe the work of Building Officials.
Building Safety Month mini-poster and/or,
issuing media releases.

Please visit the OBOA Website to download any of the following resource materials, available in both English and French:

Council Proclamation sample
Building Code pamphlet
Building Permits pamphlet
Building Safety Month pamphlet
Building Safety Month mini-poster

Full size posters, are also available through local OBOA Chapters and the OBOA office.

Congratulations to all Building Officials for the valuable contribution in ensuring a safer quality of life for those who live, work, learn and play in our communities.  Please join the OBOA in recognizing and promoting Building Safety Month - May 2017. 

Founded in 1956, the OBOA is a self-governing not-for-profit professional association for Ontario's Building Officials. The OBOA is committed to maintaining the highest degree of professionalism in the field of building code enforcement and building safety, while promoting uniform code interpretation and enforcement through training and education services, and related committee work.  Please visit us at: www.oboa.on.ca