Falls kill – they are the top cause of construction fatalities and account for one-third of on-the-job injury deaths in the industry. Each year in the U.S. more than 200 construction workers are killed and over 10,000 are seriously injured by falls.
The goal of this national campaign is to prevent fatal falls from roofs, ladders, and scaffolds by encouraging residential construction contractors to:
• PLAN ahead to get the job done safely.
• PROVIDE the right equipment.
• TRAIN everyone to use the equipment safely.
Join us the week of May 2-6 in bringing attention to fall hazards on the job site. The Safety Stand-Down is currently in its third year and gaining momentum as we gear up for 2016. Last year’s Stand-Down was a tremendous success, reaching more than 2.5 million workers – and we’re hoping to reach even more in 2016. The Stand-Down provides an opportunity for employers to talk directly to employees about the risk of falls, protective methods, and the company’s safety policies, goals and expectations. Companies can participate by stopping work and providing a focused toolbox talk on fall prevention, conducting equipment inspections, demonstrating fall protection and procedures, or any number of other activities that educate workers on fall hazards and solutions. For more information on the history of this event and how you can participate in 2016 check out our webinar featuring presentations from CPWR, NIOSH, and OSHA leadership. To read more about how companies have participated in past Stand-Downs, check out Success Stories highlighting the actions of particular states, organizations, and companies in 2014 and 2015.
To learn more about the history of this event and plans for 2016 check out our webinar featuring presentations from CPWR, NIOSH, and OSHA leadership.
To get ready for the 2016 Stand-Down, click here.