National Safety Stand-down to Prevent Falls in Construction
During May 8-12, the
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is partnering with key groups, including employers, unions, trade
associations, government agencies and professional societies, to conduct a voluntary National Safety Stand-down to
Prevent Falls in Construction. The purpose of this effort is to raise awareness among employers and workers about the
hazards of falls, which account for the highest number of deaths in the construction industry.
The purpose of the stand-down is to devote time during the workday to present a focused toolbox or tailgate talk to
workers about fall hazard recognition, fall-protection systems and procedures, and company policies critical to keeping
workers safe. NRCA and the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers (UURWAW) have partnered to provide
resources for roofing contractors to assist them in participating in this important effort. Roofing contractors are
encouraged to click on the links below for additional information about the stand-down and for focused toolbox talks
suitable for use during the week of May 8 and throughout the year.
Take advantage of a free live webinar presented by Rich Trewyn, NRCA's director of enterprise risk management. Trewyn
discuss the hazards present after a worker has fallen from a roof and his or her personal fall-arrest system has
deployed or activated. Click
here to register for the free webinar.