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Stand Down to Prevent Falls

Stand Down to Prevent Falls

National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, May7 4–15, 2015

National Safety Stand-Down EventThe stand down is part of OSHA’s ongoing national Fall Prevention Campaign, a join effort of OSHA, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA), and Center for Protection of Workers’ Rights (CPWR). This year OSHA’s Stand-Down event will reach even more workers and continue to raise fall prevention awareness nationwide. The goal is to have over 20,000 stand-downs involving 3,000,000 workers during the weeks of May 4–15. If we meet this goal, we will touch a lot of workers and hopefully save some lives.

Portland, Oregon Stand-Down Event

May 8, 2015
Sheet Metal Institute, 2379 NE 178th Ave., Portland
8 am–3 pm

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Complimentary Course

OSHA 7405: Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry

To Prevent Falls in Commercial and Residential Construction

The focus of this course is to identify, evaluate, and prevent or control fall hazards at construction sites. The course focuses on falls to a lower level, not falls to the same level resulting from slips and falls. The target audience is the small construction employer, business owner, or manager who would like to obtain information about fall hazards found in the workplace. The training is also suitable for employees and employee representatives. Topics include identifying fall hazards, analyzing fall hazards, and preventing fall hazards as well as OSHA resources addressing fall hazards. Local industry representatives will also guest speak at this special event.

Safety Stand-DownIn partnership with: AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter, OR-FACE at Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, Oregon Home Builders Association, and Oregon OSHA

  • Five contact hours
  • Instructor: Harvey McGill, Pacific NW OSHA Education Center
  • Register online:

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