The fourth annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, which will be held May 8-12, will include a free webinar and a Facebook chat.
Co-sponsored by OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Center for Construction Research and Training, the weeklong event encourages employers to pause during their workday for topic discussions, safety demonstrations, and trainings in hazard recognition and fall prevention. Falls are the leading cause of death in construction. In 2015, there were 350 fatal falls to a lower level out of 937 construction fatalities (BLS data).
As part of the Stand-Down, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) will host a free webinar on May 8 to discuss the hazards present after a worker has fallen from a roof and his or her personal fall-arrest system has deployed or activated. NRCA will also host a live Facebook chat on May 10 to discuss trending roofing and construction safety topics.
For more events being held across the country, see OSHA’s Stand-Down events page.