Join OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls In Construction – May 4 – 15, 2015. The purpose of the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down is to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continues to be a leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 279 of the 806 construction fatalities recorded in 2012. Those deaths were preventable. Fall prevention safety standards were among the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards, during fiscal year 2014.
Last year’s Stand-Down was a tremendous success, reaching more than 1 million workers. This year, OSHA’s goal is for more than 20,000 Stand-Downs involving more than 3 million workers to take place from May 4-15, 2015. If that goal is met, almost 4 out of 10 construction workers in the country will have participated.
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