OSHA's annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down is May 2–6, 2022. This event is hosted to promote awareness of one of the construction industry's leading hazards—falls from height. Falls are consistently the leading cause of construction industry fatalities, accounting for over 351 of the 1,008 construction fatalities recorded in 2020 (most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics).
WJE urges all of our clients and fellow AEC professionals to participate in this event. You can conduct a Safety Stand-Down by providing training, taking training yourself, or by performing any other fall protection safety activity such as conducting safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans, and discussing job-specific hazards.
For more information about the National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down, visit OSHA's web page dedicated to the event. Several national online events that may be of interest are included as part of this year's stand-down.
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