May 7-11, 2018 is National Safety Stand-Down Day to Prevent Falls.
The National Fall Prevention Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.
What is a Safety Stand-Down?
A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus on "Fall Hazards" and reinforcing the importance of "Fall Prevention". It's an opportunity for employers to have a conversation with workers about hazards, protective methods, and the company's safety policies and goals. It can also be an opportunity for workers to talk to management about fall hazards they see.
Who Can Participate?
Anyone who wants to prevent falls in the workplace can participate in the Stand-Down. In past years, participants included commercial construction companies of all sizes, residential construction contractors, sub- and independent contractors, highway construction companies, general industry employers, the U.S. Military, other government participants, unions, employer's trade associations, institutes, worker interest organizations, and safety equipment manufacturers.
For more information please see the links below.
OSHA- Stand Down Campaign
OSHA's National Safety Stand-Down: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-ThdAB7cC8&feature=youtu.be