Falls are the most common cause of death in the construction industry. As such, the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will sponsor a stand-down to prevent fall-related fatalities on June 2-6.
“Falls account for more than a third of all deaths in this industry,” said the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. “We’re working with employers, workers, industry groups, state OSHA plans, and civic and faith-based organizations to host safety stand-downs that focus on recognizing hazards and preventing falls. We are getting the message out to America’s employers that safety pays and falls cost.”
A stand-down requires workers and employers to take a brief break from their daily labors and have a discussion about fall safety. Employers are asked to review ladder, scaffolding and roofing safety procedures with their workers. The stand-down is a part of OSHA’s larger Stop-Falls campaign. Those businesses that participate in the stand-down will receive a certificate of participation and have the opportunity to provide feedback on the event.
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