OSHA National Safety Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

With the coming of warmer temperatures in most of the country comes an increase in construction activity. Unfortunately, if history teaches us anything, with increased construction activity comes increased worker injuries and fatalities. Falls continue to top the list of fatalities in construction year after year, so OSHA has once again decided to roll out its “National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.”

For the past few years, OSHA has led this effort to get employers to talk to their workers about the hazards of falls and the administration’s desire to reach increasingly larger numbers of workers has been paying off. The Stand-Down reached 2.5 million workers last year for the first time and now OSHA hopes to double that number. If successful, they will be reaching half the construction workforce in the United States. This year the National Safety Stand-Down runs from May 2nd to May 6th.

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