MADISON– Department of Commerce (Commerce) Secretary Mary P. Burke announced today that Building Safety Week in
“Building Safety Week recognizes the importance of safe buildings and the professionals who work to promote building safety in our communities,” Burke said.
Building Safety Week began in 1980. Its objectives are to promote the use, enforcement and understanding of building codes to safeguard the public. It also recognizes professional code enforcement officials who regularly attend training to make sure they are aware of the latest code changes and technological advances in construction.
The Commerce Safety and Buildings Division develops, administers, and enforces state laws and rules relating to building construction, safety and health. The division conducts plan reviews, inspections, and investigations; issues and administers credentials; develops administrative rules; provides training; and administers funds relating to its programs. The International Code Council (ICC) develops building codes to safeguard the public at home, school, and work.