Stand-Down for Fall Safety May 2-6, 2016

The National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down was conceived by OSHA in 2014 as part of the National Falls Campaign to raise awareness surrounding the severity of fall hazards in construction and the importance of preventing them. In the first two years of the Stand-Down we reached over 3.5 million workers.  May 2-6, 2016 will mark the third year of the event and we hope to make an even bigger impact on fall hazard awareness and prevention.

The Stand-Down is an opportunity for employers to talk directly to employees about hazards, protective methods, and the company’s safety policies, goals and expectations.  Companies can conduct a Safety Stand-Down by stopping work and providing a focused toolbox talk on a safety topic such as ladder safety, fall protection equipment, or scaffolds safety.  To learn more about the history of this event and how you can participate in 2016 check out our webinar featuring presentations from CPWR, NIOSH, and OSHA leadership or go to stopconstructionfalls.com.

CPWR also published a new report highlighting data collected during the 2015 and 2016 Stand-Downs.  To read about who participated, what types of activities were conducted, and more, read the 2014 and 2015 data analysis here.