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National Safety Stand-Down Reaches Millions of Workers!

AGCsafety_SUoLadderSafetySince May 4, millions of workers and thousands of employers have paused to focus on preventing falls in the workplace. As National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction wraps up, businesses from around the country and across the globe have participated in this year’s record-setting campaign.

On May 8, the National Stand Down event in Portland, Oregon was an OSHA 7405 Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry to Prevent Falls in Commercial and Residential Construction class. This free event was sponsored by the AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter, OR-FACE at Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, Oregon Home Builders Association, SafeBuild Alliance, and Oregon OSHA.

On May 11, Casa de Maryland’s Shady Grove Center trained workers on scaffold and ladder safety using roof buckets, scaffolds, and ladders for demonstration. Similar talks took place at the other CASA centers located in Hyattsville, Md.

The Nevada OSHA Safety Consultation Training Section and the Nellis Air Force Base Ground Safety unit in Las Vegas provided fall protection safety training to more than 150 participants during an hour-long stand-down event at the military installation.

In Hindon, India, 1,300 workers gathered to discuss falls on a Boeing site which is constructing several facilities for the U.S. government. The team continues to have an excellent safety record with more than 8 million man hours without a lost time incident.

On the island of Diego Garcia, San Juan Construction is working on multiple projects at a U.S. Navy support facility. As part of the stand-down training, exercises are being conducted on fall protection, PPE, ladder safety, and head safety, among other topics.

The Canadian Government’s Labour Program is participating in the stand-down by developing hazard alert info sheet on falls from heights and promoting the stand-down on their social media outlets.

Did you participate in this years Stand Down? If so get a certificate of participation here.

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