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According to OSHA, fatalities caused by falls from elevation accounted for 370 of the 991 construction fatalities recorded in 2016.

The National Safety Stand-Down aims to end these preventable fatalities and injuries through fall hazard awareness. During the 2018 Stand-Down, May 7-11, employers are encouraged to initiate conversations with their employees about safety. Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus on fall hazards and reinforce the importance of fall prevention.

The Southeastern OTI Education Center will host a special fall prevention at Greensboro’s Nussbaum Center during the National Stand-Down. Follow @OSHAEdCenter on Twitter to get details as the Stand-Down approaches.