Building Safety Week observed in Clermont County

Some Clermont County Building Inspectors took an opportunity to speak with the public this week. Celebrated internationally as Building Safety Week, May 6-12 was an opportunity for building inspectors to speak with people about codes, inspections and other regulations without the necessity of delivering bad news on the job site. The observance, said Clermont Chief Building Official Ray Sebastian, is designed to raise awareness and safety.

“It was a national, and is now an international week that code agencies have declared for awareness of building safety,” said Sebastian. “It targets the public, contractors and developers to raise awareness, in terms of safety measures and promoting inspections.”

Building inspectors provide a range of services, from ensuring that a structure is sound to making sure that handicap access is correctly installed. This week, the inspectors will be setting up shop in local home improvement stores in order to provide a more accessible and public reminder that safety inspections are both important and required by law.