OSHA announces Sept. 3rd fall hazards safety stand-down on jobsites in 4 Midwestern states

Updated Sep 2, 2013

OSHAlogoThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced a safety stand-down on the morning of September 3rd for construction sites throughout the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska

Beginning at 11 a.m., the stand down will address the hazards of falls, which are the leading cause of death in construction. In its announcment, OSHA notes that there were 262 fall fatalities out of the 738 total jobsite fatalities in 2011.

Employers in the the four covered states can register their jobsites for the stand-down by clicking this link. If you’d like further information send an email to Brian Wood at wood.brian.l@dol.gov or Peggy Taylor at taylor.peggy@dol.gov.