Take a Stand | National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls

Falls from elevated surfaces continue to be a leading cause of death in construction. To help increase awareness of fall hazards and to reinforce the importance of fall prevention, OSHA has partnered with NIOSH and other agencies to create the 4th Annual National Safety Stand-Down from May 8 – 12, 2017.

During this Stand-Down week, companies are encouraged to plan a toolbox talk or safety activity for employees which focuses on fall prevention.

The OSHA website has free resources to help you conduct your Safety Stand-Down, including: Fact Sheets; a Campaign Poster; a printable Fall Prevention Wallet Card; Fall Prevention Publications; Ladder and Scaffolding Safety Information; Fall Safety Videos; and more. One of OSHA’s Suggestions for a Successful Stand-Down is to review your current fall prevention program and evaluate for possible improvements, revisions, or the need for better safety equipment. Local stand-down events that are open to the public will also be added to OSHA’s Events page.

Stand-Down participation is open to anyone who’s interested in preventing workplace falls. After completion of a Stand-Down, employers will be able to download a Certificate of Participation from OSHA’s website. For more information on the event or available resources, visit OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down page.

Date Posted: 04-22-2017
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