National Safety Stand-Down

A Summary from OSHA

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers. During the week of June 2-6, 2014, OSHA will host the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about “Fall Hazards” and to reinforce the importance of “Fall Prevention.”

To conduct a Safety Stand-Down, construction companies stop work to provide a focused talk on a safety topic such as ladder safety, fall protection equipment, or scaffolds safety. The meeting provides information to workers about hazards, protective methods, and the company’s safety policies, goals and expectations. Managers are encouraged to plan a stand-down that works best for their workplace anytime during the week of June 2-6, 2014. If 25,000 employers and 500,000 workers hold a Stand-Down, we will have touched almost 1 out of 10 construction workers in the U.S. Employers will be able to download Certificates of Participation June 2 to July 15, 2014 following their stand-down.

For more information visit the source: www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown

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