Join the National Safety Stand-Down #StandDown4Safety
This week is the National Safety Stand-Down, the event that hopes to prevent falls in construction by providing education and encouraging workplace discussion of safe practices for workers exposed to fall hazards.
The combined effort from OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and CPWR–The Center for Construction Research and Training offers resources like how-to’s and certificates of completion for free at https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/.
Last year’s fourth iteration of the event had nearly 150 free public events reaching more than 1 million workers. By continuing to reach workers and employers, OSHA aims to raise awareness and decrease the number of fall-related injuries and fatalities and injuries. Participation is not limited to the construction industry, and no business is too small to participate. In previous years, many non-construction employers held Stand-Downs. Employers of companies not exposed to fall hazards can also use this opportunity to have a conversation with employees about the other job hazards they face, protective methods, and the company’s safety policies and goals. It can also be an opportunity for employees to talk to management about fall and other job hazards they see.
Join the conversation! OSHA has a place to share information with them on your Safety Stand-Down, Fall Prevention Programs (email email@example.com). You can also share your Stand-Down story on social media, with the hashtag #StandDown4Safety. Additionally, we are encouraging all our CHM Alliance members to use the hashtag #LIFTSAFE.