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National Safety Stand-Down

This week of June 2-6 has been designated National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down week by OSHA to help prevent injuries and deaths due to falls on the job.

According to the Department of Labor blog site and OSHA statistics, there were 806 lives lost in construction in 2012 and 300 of them were due to falls on the job.

The current plan is for as many as 25,000 businesses to host “stand-downs” and educational events for over 1 million workers.  These events and the safety standards taught in the “stand-downs” will definitely save workers lives across the entire country.  During the “stand-down” on the construction sites, the companies will describe fall hazards and show ways to prevent those reportable falls on the job sites.

Please urge your companies and your team members to participate in this important OSHA event.  It could save your life.  See more details at OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down webpage.

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