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OSHA’s Third Annual Stand Down to Prevent Falls

OSHA will hold its third annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction from May 2–6, 2016. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. According to OSHA, last year’s event reached more than 2.5 million workers, and this year the agency aims to reach double that number.

The goal of the stand-down is for companies to pause work to talk to employees about fall hazards and prevention. Employers who wish to participate can conduct a toolbox talk or hold another safety activity such as an equipment inspection, a review of rescue plans, or a discussion of job-specific hazards. Following the stand-down, employers can provide feedback and download a certificate of participation.

More information on the stand-down is available at