NAHB Supports OSHA’s 5th Annual National Safety Stand-Down
OSHA is partnering with employers and trade associations once again on the national safety stand-down for fall prevention in construction, which will take place May 7-11, 2018. The safety stand-down is designed to raise awareness about the hazards of falls, which are responsible for the highest number of deaths in the construction industry. Over the past four years, millions of small businesses, large corporations and some of the country’s biggest construction companies have participated in the stand-down.
For the 2017 safety stand-down, NAHB focused on ladder safety, which is among the top causes for accidents and injuries on the jobsite. Ranked No. 1 on OSHA’s Top 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations in construction in fiscal 2017, ladder safety continues to be an important topic to stress every day on the jobsite.
This year, NAHB wants to spread awareness of fall prevention and provide members with the tools to effectively train employees who face these hazards every day. NAHB, in partnership with JSI, has put together multiple safety toolbox talk videos that address falls as well as a number of construction hazards, as well as talking points and other materials use to conduct your own safety stand-down.
What is a Safety Stand-Down?
A safety stand-down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about fall hazards and to reinforce the importance of fall protection.
Who Can Participate?
Participants include trade associations, employers, federal, state and local governmental agencies, professional societies, consumer/labor-management interest organizations and sub- and independent contractors.
How to Get Started: