OSHA's National Safety Stand Down Event

May 4th to the 15th saw the National Safety Stand Down initiative, put off by the United States Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  The goal was to raise awareness to prevent fall hazards in the construction industry. A record number of organizations participated, with more than 5000 employers talking to their employees about fall protection. It is estimated that over a million workers took part!   

For more information and some great resources: 

https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/index.html

 

EHS Today and Fall Protection Articles

EHS Today has some great free articles on fall protection, including some coverage of OHSA's National Safety Stand Down program. 

http://ehstoday.com/ppe/fall-protection