National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction
Monday, April 30, 2018 Michele Pratt
How can you participate in the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction?
May 7-11, 2018
*A Safety Stand-Down can take place over the course of Safety Stand-Down week or for a short period of time during that week to take a break and make note of the fall hazards and fall prevention.
Why? – Falls are the Leading cause of Death in Construction
2015 Recorded 350 Fatal Falls in Construction
Over 1/3rd of fatal falls were from 15 Feet or Less
Nearly ¼ of the falls are from ladders
How can you help to prevent falls from heights?
- Make sure you are using proper fall protection for the job
- Make sure you are properly trained on the use of your fall and fall arrest systems
- Consistently use three points of contact when climbing a ladder (two hands and one foot or two feet and one hand)
- Only place a ladder on a solid surface
*For a Toolbox Talk on Fall protection you can use and or distribute to your team contact OSEA @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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