The 5th Annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down took place May 7-11, 2018.
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. Each year, OSHA promotes nationwide Safety Stand Down events to focus on “Fall Hazards” and reinforcing the importance of “Fall Prevention.” While not all employers can commit to an activity all 5 days, everyone can do something to have an impact on safety! The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.
Companies can conduct a Safety Stand-Down by taking a break to have a toolbox talk or another safety activity such as conducting safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans, or discussing job specific hazards. Managers are encouraged to plan a stand-down that works best for their workplace anytime May 7-11, 2018. See Suggestions to Prepare for a Successful “Stand-Down” and Highlights from the Past Stand-Downs. OSHA also hosts an Events page with events that are free and open to the public to help employers and employees find events in your area.
Connect with Southeastern OSHA Training Institute Education Center
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.
Fall Hazard Training
If you’re looking for fall hazard educational programs, Southeastern OSHA Training Institute Education Center offers several courses that explore the OSHA fall protection standard:
- Fall Hazard Awareness in the Construction Industry for Youth Workers – 2 hour workshop.
- Fall Hazard Awareness in the Construction Industry with Focus on Youth Workers – Full day course.
- OSHA #7405 Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry
Why Stand Down for Safety?
The Southeastern OSHA Training Institute Education Center has created a series of education videos to talk about a number of factors that goes into play related to folks falling from rooftops. You can view all the videos below: