The National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction is this week, September 14-18, 2020. Started in 2012 to raise awareness about falls from heights as the leading cause of injuries and fatalities in construction. The alarming, yet not unexpected, statistic is that the number of fall-related fatalities are coming disproportionately from small residential construction contractors.
Many construction-related groups, organizations, and employers are joining with OSHA, NIOSH, and the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) holding jobsite stand-downs, events, and/or training for workers in the construction industry. This information and effort is applicable to any industry where working from heights is a hazard for employees.
You are encouraged to take some time this week to discuss fall prevention methods with your workers and Supervisors.
The links below are useful websites specifically for the Stand-Down:
For more information, contact:
Wayne Vanderhoof CSP
RJR Safety Inc.