This May 2 - 6, join OSHA in the National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction. Workers who work or venture above six feet off the ground are at risk for serious injury or death if they fall. In 2020, there were 351 of these fatal falls at various construction sites.
These falls are preventable if adequate planning, training and equipment are provided. In an attempt to spread awareness and prevent these tragedies, OSHA has again partnered with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and National Occupational Research Agenda’s (NORA) Constructor Sector to promote their Fall Prevention Campaign. Their goal is to educate workers and employers about common fall hazards and how to prevent falls from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs. They highlight the importance of employer planning when working from heights and ensuring safety equipment and fall protection are included in all projected costs. Additionally, everyone on site should be thoroughly trained to use the equipment safely.
OSHA and NORA have put together many resources and training materials to prevent falls in construction. To learn more and access these materials, Visit: https://www.osha.gov/stop-falls-stand-down/resources
DII is your partner in workplace safety. Our team of experts can work with you to understand how to protect your employees at all heights. Please contact your DII representative for more information. #FallPrevention