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National Safety Stand-Down: How Will You Participate?

Apr 12, 2022
OSHA poster for the 2022 falls stand-down

The ninth annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction is May 2-6, 2022. The event has helped train millions of workers in fall prevention. Is your chapter participating?

Anyone who wants to prevent hazards in the workplace can participate in the stand-down. Companies can conduct a safety stand-down by taking a break to have a toolbox talk or another safety activity such as conducting safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans or discussing job-specific hazards. Consider planning a socially/physically distanced stand-down that works for your workplace. 

Here are some resources you can use and share with your members.

OSHA Public Service Announcements

  • OSHA’s PSA is an excellent preparation tool to lead you into Fall Stand Down Week.
  • National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Audio Messages

Worker Handouts

Webinars of Interest

  • An Update from the National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction: The Importance of a Year-Round Fall Prevention Program recorded on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. This webinar includes Q&A and a review of the latest findings from the 2021 Stand-Down evaluation, and identifies common underlying causes of falls.

  • Fall Protection Expert Q&A Panel on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at 1 p.m CT (1 hr 30 min) This 90-minute event will take place during the stand-down and is part of an ongoing series of expert panels with members of the ASSP/ANSI Z359 Committee. It focuses on how to use the Z359 fall protection standards, including the recently updated SRL requirements, and will directly answer questions about fall safety on construction job sites. Recordings are available from previous panels in March 2020 and April 2021.  OSHA encourages attendees to submit a question upon registration.
Find additional resources, including fact sheets, videos and training materials on OSHA's stand-down webpage.

Workplace Falls are Preventable 

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