The National Safety Stand Down is approaching and is scheduled for May 2-6, 2016. This is a great event to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in the construction industry, which remains the number 1 cause of injuries and number 1 most cited by OSHA. The prevention of employee related injuries is a daily process with this just being another opportunity to raise awareness with your employees on the importance of safety and ensuring each of them return home safely each day.
The purpose of the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down is to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 337 fatalities. More info can be located at www.osha.gov.