The eighth annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction is slated for May 3-7, 2021. OSHA encourages construction employers to join the event by promoting awareness and training to address one of the industry’s greatest dangers.
OSHA developed the fall prevention campaign in partnership with NIOSH, National Occupational Research Agenda, and CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training. Since 2014, this collaboration has helped train nearly 10 million workers on fall prevention. The voluntary event gives employers an opportunity to open a conversation about fall hazards and safety in general, and to reinforce fall prevention training. Organizations of all sizes have participated over the years, including branches of the U.S. military and highway construction companies.
OSHA offers resources for conducting a safety stand-down, including infographics and articles about construction risks and fall protection, publications about ladder safety, fall safety videos, and free learning resources.
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