National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction

The National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down was conceived by OSHA to raise awareness surrounding the severity of fall hazards in construction and the importance of preventing them. It is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about hazards, protective methods, and the company’s safety policies, goals and expectations. Companies can conduct a Safety Stand-Down by stopping work and providing a focused toolbox talk on a safety topic such as ladder safety, fall protection equipment, or scaffolds safety.

Plan a stand-down that works best for your workplace anytime during the week of June 2-6, 2014.

If you are not a construction related facility, don’t overlook this opportunity to place focus on the fall hazards associated in general industry.

Office Fall Hazards: Falling down stairs, tripping over loose carpet or electrical cords, slips, trips and falls in parking lots and sidewalks, unsecured items on shelving or cabinets that can fall.

In the Shop: Oil spills, coolant leaks, air lines across paths of travel, falls from catwalks/equipment/aerial devices/ladders, trips due to broken concrete.

In the Field: Scaffolding, ladders, trips and falls due to uneven terrain and heavy vegetation, fall from rigs/equipment, unprotected trenches or excavations.

Access falls-specific toolbox talks here.

For more information on how EHS Support can help you with Health & Safety needs, please contact Monica Meyer.

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