Event this week and next
The 2015 National Safety Stand-Down is here! From May 4 to 15 companies across the country will stop their work, provide focused talks on fall prevention, and recommit themselves to on-the-job safety.
A new promotional video is now available to encourage employers in various industries to participate. The video reminds viewers that falls are the leading cause of death in construction, having killed more than 3,500 workers over the last decade, but every fall can be prevented with the right equipment and training. Last year more than 1 million employers and workers across the country joined the effort, and this year OSHA and its partners hope to reach over 3 million people at over 20,000 stand-down events.
Learn how you can be a part of this international effort by visiting our 2015 Stand-Down page. Download or order free fall prevention training materials in both English and Spanish, including the new 2015 Stand-Down poster, find a list of local events, and receive a certificate of participation signed by Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez.