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National Safety Stand-Down is May 2019

Talking about hazards, protective methods, and safety policies with your construction workers could bring fall-related injuries to zero!

National Safety Stand-Down, Construction Break With Friends, OSHA standards

There’s no denying the fact that every year fall-related injuries are on the rise and are a constant topic on construction sites throughout the world. To date, falls are the number one cause of death among construction workers, according to OSHA’s Top 10 list of safety violations. But these injuries and fatalities are preventable.

To bring heightened awareness to the serious nature of fall-related injuries, the 5th annual National Safety Stand-Down will be held May 6-10. Participating in Safety Stand-Down creates an excellent opportunity for companies to not only promote fall protection but bring attention to the hazards they face on the job. And since all job sites are different, talking about the seriousness of fall-related hazards is mission critical.

Companies, including yours, can conduct a Safety Stand-Down by having a toolbox talk or by organizing a safety activity, such as, safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans, or discussing job-specific hazards.

The Safety Stand-Down event is completely voluntary; however, all employers are encouraged to talk with employees about goals and safety expectations to improve the fall prevention programs they currently use.

Fall prevention training resources are available and recommended to be distributed to employees prior to the Safety Stand-Down. OSHA suggests reviewing all fall prevention programs - such as falls from ladders, roofs, scaffolds, stairs, structural steel, floor or roof opening, and fragile roof surfaces - with workers.

OSHA has partnered with key groups to assist with this movement, including organizations like the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA), the U.S. Air Force, and OSHA-approved State Plans.

You're encouraged to provide feedback about your Stand-Down experience and download a Certificate of Participation for completion of the Stand-Down.

Use this National Safety Stand-Down to make a difference and reinforce the importance of safety.

Get your employees excited about the Stand-Down

Resources:
https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/resources.html
https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/index.html

Provide all participants with a hardhat sticker that reminds them of their commitment to prevent falls.

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Inform your employees about the National Safety Stand-Down and grab their attention with motivational banners.

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