OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down is this week

May 3, 2022

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is holding its ninth annual National Safety Stand-Down May 2-6 to raise awareness among employers and workers about the hazards of falls in the construction industry.

Falls remain the leading cause of death among construction workers, and thousands more suffer serious injuries because they lack the right safety equipment and/or the knowledge and training to prevent falls. Each year, during the National Safety Stand-Down, employers and workers take a break to focus on preventing falls as part the National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction.

This week, OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the National Occupational Research Agenda and CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training encourage employers and workers to pause during their workdays for topic discussions, demonstrations and training regarding how to recognize hazards and prevent falls.

OSHA also encourages people to use #StandDown4Safety to promote the event on social media, share feedback after their events and obtain a personalized certificate of participation.

To learn more, visit www.osha.gov/stop-falls-stand-down.

Additionally, NRCA is holding three free fall-protection webinars May 3-5 in support of the National Safety Stand-Down that will address rescue techniques, ladder use and personal fall-arrest systems. Learn more and register.

Also, CPWR has made available new toolbox talks addressing Fixed Ladders and Walking/Working Surfaces.

Tags: Safety | OSHA

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