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One Stop Stand-Down Shop

In order to make participating in the Stand-Down as easy as possible, we’ve gathered some of our top resources in one location.  Everything you need to conduct a stand-down, including worker handouts, training materials, videos, and posters is available here.

To learn more about what the Stand-Down is and why and how you should participate, visit our About the Stand-Down page.

Don’t forget to register for our Stand-Down Kick-Off webinars in English and Spanish:

Monday, May 3rd, at 1:00pm EDT (1 hour):
2021 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction: Official Kick-off with OSHA, NIOSH & CPWR

Martes, 4 de mayo a las 2:00 pm ET:
Stand-Down Nacional Dedicado a la Seguridad para Prevenir las Caídas: Seminario web en español


What’s New

2021 Stand-Down Plan – activity ideas and resources to help you conduct a Stand-Down

New CPWR/NIOSH Infographics

Safety+Health ‘On the Safe Side’ Podcast with Dr. G. Scott Earnest of NIOSH’s Office of Construction Safety and Health

Videos & Webinars
Including upcoming live events and on-demand webinars that are great for virtual Stand-Downs (the webinars include Q&A sessions that can be used to start a discussion about fall prevention and protection on your job sites).

NIOSH Press Release 

OSHA’s 2021 Stand-Down Poster: EnglishSpanish

2020 Data Analysis of Stand-Down Participation based on Receipt of a Certificate of Participation: Factsheet and Full Report


Fall Experience Survey to Identify Root Causes of Falls from Heights

[Also available in Spanish/en Español]

Despite ongoing efforts by safety & health professionals and industry stakeholders to improve awareness and use of fall prevention and protection solutions, falls continue to be the leading cause of death in the construction industry. According to recent occupational data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 401 construction workers died from falls to a lower level in 2019. To better understand and prevent both fatal and non-fatal falls, more information is needed about their root causes.

So, we’re asking you to tell us about a fall incident or incidents that you experienced, witnessed, or investigated.

CPWR worked closely with the ANSI Z359 National Work at Heights Task Force and the NORA Construction Sector Council Falls Work Group to develop the survey, which aims to fill in some of the gaps in information available on common underlying causes of falls from heights. We hope to better understand the needs of the industry and the intricacies of how different organizational, human, and physical factors can interact to cause a fall. For more information about the survey and its goals, you can view our on-demand webinar, Identifying Common Root Causes of Falls from Heights.

The survey is completely voluntary and anonymous. No attempt will be made to connect a response back to the individual. Click here to complete the survey as many times as you’d like. The survey will remain open through Friday, May 14th, 2021.