The 6th annual National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls will take place the week of May 6-10, 2019. The Stand-Down was conceived by OSHA in 2014 as part of the National Falls Campaign to raise awareness surrounding the severity of fall hazards in construction and the importance of preventing them. It’s an opportunity for employers to pause work and have a conversation with workers about fall hazards, protective methods, and the company’s safety policies, goals and expectations. This should also be an opportunity for workers to talk to management about any fall hazards they see.
Want more information on what the Stand-Down is and why you should participate? Check out our About the Stand-Down page and video. Need posters, training materials, free hardhat stickers or worker handouts? Visit our One-Stop Stand-Down Shop for everything you need to conduct your own stand-down.