The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it has scheduled the eighth annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction for May 3-7, 2021. OSHA encourages construction employers and other stakeholders to join the event to promote awareness and training to address one of the industry’s most serious dangers.
“Workers suffer serious and fatal injuries from falls and have a devastating impact on families and businesses,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health James Frederick. “This important collaboration with the construction industry encourages employers to learn how to better control fall-related hazards and improve their safety and health programs.”
OSHA developed the fall prevention campaign, as part of the national safety stand-down and in partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Occupational Research Agenda, and The Center for Construction Research and Training. Since 2014, this collaboration has helped train nearly 10 million workers on fall prevention.
The agency is encouraging construction employers and other stakeholders to join the event to promote awareness and training to address one of the industry’s most serious dangers. Employers can use OSHA’s Fall Prevention Stand-Down webpage to find a wide range of compliance resources in many languages, including Spanish.
OSHA urges those who participate in the event to use #StandDown4Safety to promote the event on social media, as well as share feedback and obtain personalized certificates of participation.
To learn more about National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, please visit www.osha.gov.