Campus Contractor Celebrates Construction Safety Week with Yoga, Stress-Relief Activities
Hensel Phelps, a construction contractor at NIH, celebrated Construction Safety Week (May 2-7) while working on the NIA Center for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias facility (CARD), Bldg. T44, on the Bethesda campus. CARD researchers will work across scientific domains and disease boundaries to bridge basic, preclinical and clinical research with the goal of accelerating translational research on these devastating diseases.
The focus of Construction Safety Week was Total Wellness including mental health and involved several events such as “construction yoga” and mindfulness meditation.
According to its website, the week began in 2014 when 40 national and global building firms joined forces to “inspire everyone in the industry to be leaders in safety.”
In 2016, the effort became an annual campaign focused on the original mission, which includes “conducting onsite safety awareness activities to support education.”