OSHA is hoping that 25,000 employers and half a million construction workers participate in its National Safety Stand-down to Prevent Falls in Construction, which starts today and runs through Friday. Reaching that goal means reaching nearly one in ten workers in the industry.
In an effort to raise awareness for worker safety, Honeywell (NYSE:HON), manufacturer of Miller fall protection solutions, will partner with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health to support a nationwide event to promote better safety on construction sites to prevent falls.
The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers (UURWAW) and National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) are supporting the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, organized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), taking place throughout the U.S. from June 2-6, 2014.
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OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction is fast approaching. From June 2-6, contractors, construction workers and a variety of government agencies will take time out from their regular tasks to focus on preventing falls – the top cause of fatalities in the industry.