OSHA Announces National Stand-Down for Fall Protection
Among topics covered at CBIA’s 2014 Safety & Health Conference
As part as its ongoing Fall Prevention Campaign, OSHA announced a national stand-down from
June 2 -6 to raise awareness among employers and workers about the hazards of falls, which account for the highest number of deaths in the construction industry.
During the stand-down, employers and workers are asked to pause their workday to talk about fall prevention in construction and discuss topics such as ladder safety, scaffolding safety, and roofing work safety.
OSHA has also launched an official national safety stand-down website with information on how to conduct a successful stand-down. Afterwards, employers will be able to provide feedback and receive a personalized certificate of participation.
CBIA’s Safety and Health Conference on May 22, which features Jim Mulligan, Assistant Regional Administrator, Region 1, OSHA, will address the issue of fall protection as it relates to general industry. Other topics to be covered at the conference include GHA update, electrical safety update, OSHA’s top 10 violations, business continuity planning, and employee accountability in the context of a company’s safety practices.
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