This week, OSHA is working to raise awareness for preventing fall hazards, specifically in the construction industry. Regardless of whether or not you work in the construction industry, this Safety Stand-Down can be beneficial. Last year, OSHA was able to reach over 2.5 million workers, and they aim to reach at least 5 million this year.
So what exactly is a Safety Stand-Down? In the simplest of terms, it is “a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety” (OSHA Safety Stand-Down Website). While individuals are encouraged to talk about all aspects of safety, this year, OSHA is primarily focusing on “Fall Hazards” and “Fall Prevention.”
Here at EFS, we will focus on talking about ladder safety amongst our employees, both in the office and in the field, and continue to follow our safety plans. Will you participate in a Safety Stand-Down, or even organize one? To learn more about OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down or to plan a Safety Stand-Down of your own, click here. To download the OSHA poster pictured above,click here