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Stand-Down success stories are short reports with photos that describe what organizations did and what they achieved in their events. Interviews are currently being conducted for 2023 Stand-Down success stories to be highlighted. If you’d like to sign up to be considered to be included for 2023, submit information about your event here.
Thank you for participating in the 2023 Stand-Down! Register for your Certificate of Participation here: English, Español
Are you interested in sharing your Stand-Down experience? Fill out our Success Story Form here
Upcoming Webinar: CPWR’s Foundations for Safety Leadership for Residential Construction (FSL4Res), Tuesday May 30 2pm-3pm EST. Register Here
Foundations for Safety Leadership for Residential Construction (FSL4Res)
New Video: 10 year Anniversary, National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction
2023 Stand-Down Poster –English, Español
2023 Stand-Down Video PSA – English, Español
2023 Falls Webinar Recordings – Protección Contra Caídas y los Planes de Rescate (Video); Preventing Falls through Improved Design
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NIOSH Press Release: Coming Soon: Tenth Annual Stand-Down for Fall Safety
New Infographics and Tipsheets
Bilingual Stand-Down Social Media Guide
NIOSH Science Blog 2023: Standing Down to Prevent Falls in Construction
Stand-Down One-Page Resource Summary – English
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The Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction began in 2012 with construction industry stakeholders seeking a way to raise awareness. Falls from heights are the leading cause of injuries and fatalities in construction, with those coming disproportionately from small residential construction contractors.
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.
Since the inception of the campaign, a new piece has been added: the National Safety Stand-Down. For information about how to conduct a stand-down, check out the Stand-Down page.
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