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Falls in Construction

04/15/2019

The 6 th Annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

At Hawkeye Safety, we are committed to preventing falls in construction every day of the year. That’s why we are proud to support the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, where thousands of businesses throughout the country join together to raise fall awareness every year. Before the 6 th annual celebration this year from May 6-10, 2019, we want to educate your business on the outreach and compliance assistance materials available to you.

Every year, fatalities caused by falls from elevation are a leading cause of death for construction employees. The National Safety Stand-Down aims to raise awareness in an effort to stop these preventable deaths from occurring. A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event where employers can talk directly to employees about safety. Some of the past participants include highway construction companies, residential contractors, the US military, commercial construction companies, safety equipment manufacturers and more.

How Your Business Can Participate

Any business can participate in the National Safety Stand-Down by taking a break on a workday to conduct a safety-related activity, like an equipment inspection, or hosting an educational talk. Discussing job-specific hazards or refreshing your rescue plans are both great ways to involve your employees and commemorate the occasion.

To get more ideas for hosting your Safety Stand-Down, visit these resources on the OSHA website:

Once the event concludes, you can receive a certificate of participation from OSHA’s website to formally recognize your efforts. If you take any pictures of videos during your event, don’t forget to share them on social media with the hashtag #StandDown4Safety.

Fall Prevention Every Day of the Year

To prevent falls in construction, your business should also partner with an experienced construction safety organization like Hawkeye Safety. We work with hundreds of businesses to design safety plans and train employees to prevent accidents and falls in construction.

If you’re interested in training, join us for extensive fall protection classes at our Turner Safety Training Facility in Oakland, CA during the week of May 6 th -10 th.

Prevent Falls in Construction with Hawkeye Safety

We are familiar with all OSHA standards and help construction businesses of every size to keep workers and sites safe around the clock. We pride ourselves on being “the only safety department you will ever need.” To learn more about our trainings designed to help businesses in the construction industry, contact us today by calling (800) 565-1157 or visiting our website.