It’s National Safety Stand Down week for preventing falls in construction

Stand Down Poster 2017The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is inviting everyone to join it this for National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction.

OSHA says falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees. The National Safety Stand-Down is focused on raising fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.

Companies can conduct a safety stand-down by taking a break to have a toolbox talk or other safety activity, such as conducting safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans, or discussing job specific hazards.

Managers are encouraged to plan a stand-down for their workplace during the week of May 8-12. Additional information about events in your area and resources to help plan and carry out stand-downs are available on the OSHA website.

After the stand-down, employers are invited to provide feedback about their stand-down and download a Certificate of Participation.