Fall prevention will receive its annual burst of attention next month—from May 2-6—when the National Safety Stand-Down happens once again. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) coordinates the event as a way in which to increase awareness of preventing falls in the construction industry.
The main goal of the Stand-Down is to encourage communication between employers and employees about safety and how to prevent falls. Companies of all sizes are encouraged to participate.
OSHA has many suggestions on how you can conduct a Stand-Down in your workplace, such as toolbox talks, conducting safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans, or discussing job specific hazards.
Use the Stand-Down as an opportunity to educate workers about fall hazards they may face on the job and what they can do to protect themselves. This should include a discussion about fall protection equipment and how it can be used effectively.
How do you plan to use the Stand-Down to educate your workers about fall hazards and fall protection?
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