May
07
When: Monday, May 7, 2018 - Friday, May 11, 2018, (All day)
Where:

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 370 of the 991 construction fatalities recorded in 2016 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.

A Safety Stand-Down is an opportunity to talk directly to employees about safety. Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus on "Fall Hazards" and reinforcing the importance of "Fall Prevention".  Employers of companies not exposed to fall hazards, can also use this opportunity to have a conversation with employees about the other job hazards they face, protective methods, and the company's safety policies and goals.  It can also be an opportunity for employees to talk to management about fall and other job hazards they see.

Suggestions to Prepare for a Successful Stand-Down

#StandDown4Safety.