OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Center for Construction Research and Training have announced May 2–6, 2016, as the official week for the third annual National Safety Stand-Down.
The event is a nationwide effort to remind and educate employers and workers in the construction industry of the serious dangers of falls that remain the leading cause of death in the industry.
Employers are encouraged to pause during their workday for topic discussions, demonstrations, and training on how to recognize hazards and prevent falls.
More than four million workers participated in the National Safety Stand-Down in 2014 and 2015. OSHA expects thousands of employers across the nation to join the 2016 event.