OSHA and other federal safety agencies announced that they have designated May 2-6, 2016, for the third annual National Safety Stand-Down. The event is a nationwide effort to remind and educate employers and workers in the construction industry of the serious dangers of falls - the cause of the highest number of industry deaths in the construction industry.
OSHA’s requirement that states who administer their own occupational safety and health agencies adopt federal provisions related to residential fall protection has the National Roofing Contractors Association hot under the collar.
Event aimed at preventing falls in construction industry
February 22, 2016
OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) are getting ready for the third annual National Safety Stand-Down, which will be held May 2-6, 2016.
I'm a Regional Safety Manager on the largest college bond project in the country, BUILD LACCD (Los Angeles community college district).We have 9 campuses throughout Los Angeles and I have responsibility for three campuses and all construction projects on those campuses.
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