Fall Prevention Stand-Down Scheduled for May

The 6th annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down will be held May 6-10 this year, sponsored by OSHA and other occupational safety organizations. The week-long event will focus attention on preventing falls in construction, the leading cause of fatalities in the industry. The national stand-down encourages employers and workers to pause voluntarily during the ... [Continue Reading]

The ABC’s of Fall Protection in Construction

Although OSHA’s new final rule this month updating fall protection standards does not specifically apply to large construction projects, it nonetheless underscores the importance of safety measures when it comes to working at heights. Falls have consistently been among the industry’s leading cause of injury and death and continues to occupy much of the agency’s efforts to ... [Continue Reading]

National “Stand Down for Safety” Scheduled for May 2-6

Last year, more than 2.5 million workers participated in OSHA’s national “Stand Down for Safety” program to highlight the importance of fall protection in the construction industry. Injuries and fatalities from falls continue to lead the hazards in this industry as well as making it one of OSHA’s top 10 most frequently causes for citation, several years running. This year, OSHA ... [Continue Reading]

OSHA’s Most Common Citations: Fall Protection Remains on Top

Fall protection continues to take center stage in the construction safety industry and this month OSHA is continuing its popular “Stand Down for Safety” program, -- an outreach program to educate workers most at risk. Basic safety measures are the best means of prevention as those in the industry can attest. The National Safety Stand-Down Web page provides details on how to ... [Continue Reading]

Wear and Tear: The Basics of Safety Equipment Maintenance

As fall protection continues to take center stage in construction related injuries and fatalities, safety inspectors are called on to underscore the importance of equipment maintenance. For employers, this means quite simply, that it is not enough to provide the correct equipment, train employees on the proper use but to inspect and maintain the safety equipment before each ... [Continue Reading]