This week Emergent Safety Supply, alongside hundreds of companies across the nation, will honor the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. The week-long event “raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries,” according to OSHA’s website.
Throughout the week, employers should take this opportunity to discuss fall prevention on their job site or at their facility. Those workplaces that don’t have fall hazards are still encouraged to take time out of the week to discuss safety precautions with their staff.
OSHA has provided a list of suggestions to prepare for a Stand-Down which includes:
- determining which types of falls could occur at the workplace (ie: falls from ladders, falls down stairs, falls from a scaffold, etc…)
- considering what needs improvement in your safety protocols
- developing informative and interactive presentations that will engage employees
- having an opportunity for employees to voice safety concerns
Not only next week, but at any time Emergent Safety Supply is available to provide product specific training, safety audits, or perform other safety services. Our Our Safety Specialists are certified in Fall Protection techniques. Brands we service include Miller Fall Protection, DBI Sala/Capital Safety.
A full list of of our safety services can be seen here.
Together, let’s stand down for safety!