Monday, September 14, kicks off OSHA’s seventh annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. This event is dedicated to raising awareness of fall hazard prevention. Falls continue to be the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry, accounting for 320 of the 1,008 construction fatalities recorded in 2018 (Bureau of Labor Statistics). WJE urges all of our clients and colleagues to participate in this event.
The Stand-Down takes place September 14–18, 2020. To participate, simply take some time during that week to refresh your knowledge, understanding, and training about fall hazards and effective fall prevention and protection measures. You can conduct a Safety Stand-Down by providing training, taking training yourself, or by simply performing any other fall protection safety activity such as conducting safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans, and discussing job-specific hazards. For additional information on the Stand-Down, see OSHA’s webpage dedicated to the event.