Since 2011, construction sites have been the second deadliest place to work. A white paper by global commercial property and casualty insurer The ACE Group provides 12 steps to ingraining safety consciousness throughout an organization. For a copy of “Building a Proactive Safety Culture in the Construction Industry,” visit

1. Start at the top
2. Make safety committees and safety managers a part of the job
3. Recognize success, but hold everyone accountable
4. Plan safety into the project
5. Prequalify subcontractors for safety
6. Train workers for safety
7. Focus on fall management
8. Combat substance abuse
9. Evaluate each project phase for safety
10. Make safety an everyday topic
11. Review accidents and near misses
12. Work with your insurer and risk management experts