So many people are hurt or killed because of falls. So much so that Falls has been # 1 on the OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards list for the last 10 years. (This year’s Top 10 List can be obtained here.)
In response, OSHA created the National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in Construction program. But the tips and information apply to industry as well.
This year’s OSHA Safety Stand-Down is May 3-7, 2021. What is a Safety Stand-Down? It is a voluntary effort by employers to promote a specific safety topic, in this case, Fall Protection. Here’s the link to OSHA’s website that will give you all the information you need to participate in this year’s Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls.