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National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down
May 7 - May 11Free
The National Fall Prevention Safety Stand‐Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about fall hazards, protective methods, and the company’s safety policies, goals and expectations. While not all employers can commit to an activity all 5 days, everyone can do something to have an impact on safety!
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.
If you’re on Twitter or Facebook, help us promote the campaign and be sure to share your efforts with pictures using the hashtag #StandDown4Safety. You can also follow us on Twitter @OSHAEdCenter or like us on Facebook.