From May 2-6, employers, workers and safety professionals from across the country joined OSHA and partners in the National Safety Stand Down to prevent falls. This is the third year OSHA has hosted the stand-down event.
In 2014, 337 deaths were caused by falls from heights in the construction industry. Those numbers are increasing each year. Remember employers are responsible to train employees to plan ahead to get the job done safely, provide the right equipment, and train everyone on how to use equipment properly.
Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. The focus point is fall hazards and reinforcing the importance of fall prevention. The event included fall protection and rescue demonstrations, vendor exhibits and safety awards.
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