OSHA Stand-Down to Prevent Falls Rescheduled; Sept 14-18
OSHA's ongoing Fall Prevention Campaign raises awareness about common fall hazards in construction, and how falls from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs can be prevented. The signature event is the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, which will be held September 14-18, 2020. The stand-down encourages employers to take a dedicated time during the week to focus on fall prevention efforts and training.
Safety+Health reported that OSHA Directorate of Construction Director Scott Ketcham said the agency and its partners in the stand-down – NIOSH and CPWR – “are going to be working on getting information out to you as stakeholders on how to do a falls stand-down in a COVID environment” that includes physical distancing and other precautionary measures. (NFC has also provided a series of six Toolbox Talks regarding safety best practices for COVID-19, available here for free download.)
Visit the NFC website to download jobsite posters and other resources for this year’s Stand-Down and watch for more information about how NFC members can get involved in the weeks ahead.