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2017 Success Stories

2017 “Stop Falls” Stand-Down Event Conducted in Carson City, NV

Above: Alberto Garcia leads the fall protection awareness safety training program.

Above: Alberto Garcia leads the fall protection awareness safety training program.

On May 11, 2017, approximately 150+ building material trade workers participated in the 2017 Safety Stand‐Down awareness event at the American Buildings Company plant in Carson City, Nevada. Click here to read more about this success (PDF).

UCOR Holds Multi-Site Stand-Down

Above: A volunteer helps demonstrate proper use of a Personal Fall Arrest System.

Above: A volunteer helps demonstrate proper use of a Personal Fall Arrest System.

As a company that takes safety seriously, UCOR has participated in the National Safety Stand‐Down for the last three years.  In 2017, they reached approximately 1,500 employees on five different work sites, conducting a variety of activities over several days. Read the rest of this success story here (PDF).

Core Construction Stands Down to Prevent Falls

Above: The Peoria Illinois stand‐down prepared
workers and the fire department to rescue a
fallen worker.

During its four years of participation in the Fall Prevention Stand‐Down, CORE Construction Services company has held stand‐downs at all its construction projects, including projects in Illinois, Florida, Louisiana, Indiana, Texas, Nevada, and Arizona. Click here to read more about this success (PDF).

2017 Stop Falls Stand-Down Event Conducted in New York

Above: Photo from Milicia Stand-Down

Milicia Electric Corporation participated in the 2017 Safety Stand‐Down by holding a 20 worker stand-down at a New York Power Plant project. Safety Officer Robert Proimos led toolbox talks each of the five days of Stand‐Down week. Two talks focused on fall prevention, two on ladder safety, and one on respirable silica awareness. Click here to read more about this success (PDF).

Builders Mutual 2017 Stand-Down

Above: Workers listen at a Stand-Down event

Builders Mutual partnered with NCDOL and Little Giant Ladders to take OSHA Stand-Down events to three job-sites in our footprint. The events included ladder, scaffolding and fall protection safety training. During the National Safety Stand-Down week, their RM consultants visited jobsites in 6 states, passing out Stand-Down Fall Protection flyers, croakies, and carpenter pencils. In 2017 they had nearly 200% more participants than 2016. Read more about the Builders Mutual Success here (PDF).

Habitat for Humanity Florida Success Story

Habitat for Humanity Hard Hat

Only a week or two before a planned Women Build event, Leslie Frazer of Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties, Inc. heard about the National Safety Stand‐Down and learned that it would be taking place during the same week. Seizing the opportunity to use an event that already garners attention and volunteers, Leslie quickly pulled together a plan to add Stand‐Down activities.

During the week, ladder safety was wrapped into Toolbox Talks and safety meetings on six different job sites. Approximately 20 staff and 100 volunteers participated in these talks, received hardhat stickers, and learned how to utilize the NIOSH Ladder Safety App. In order to give the information long term relevance to volunteers who are not regularly working on construction sites, Habitat for Humanity (HFH) included lessons on safe ladder and step stool use at home as well.

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For more Success Stories from past Stand-Downs, click here.

For more detailed data analysis on the National Safety Stand-Down check out our 2014 & 2015 report and the 2016 supplement.