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OSHA's National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls In Construction Set for June 2-6

May 30 2014

TAUC is urging all its member contractors to take part in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction, a week-long event (June 2-6) designed to highlight the dangers of falls — and what everyone can do to prevent them.

OSHA defines a Safety Stand-Down as “a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety…Companies can conduct a Safety Stand-Down by taking a break to have a toolbox talk or another safety activity such as conducting safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans, or discussing job specific hazards. Managers are encouraged to plan a stand-down that works best for their workplace anytime during the week of June 2-6, 2014.”

Get some suggestions on how to prepare a successful Stand-Down here.

Contractors: find all the resources you need (posters, fact sheets and other educational materials) by clicking here.

Print an official Certificate of Participation for your business here!

OSHA’s goal is “to have over 25,000 employers and 500,000 workers to hold a Stand-Down and if we meet this goal, we will have touched almost 1 out of 10 construction workers in the country,” the agency said. “Participants may include employer’s trade associations, federal, state and local governmental agencies, professional societies, institutes, and consumer/labor-management interest organizations, sub-and independent contractors.”

Learn more about the National Stand-Down here!

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