What is a Safety Stand-Down?A Safety Stand-Down is an opportunity for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. This Stand-Down focuses on fall hazards and reinforcing the importance of fall prevention. It should provide an opportunity for employers and workers to talk about hazards, protective methods and the company's safety policies, goals and expectations.
How to Conduct a Safety Stand-DownCompanies and businesses of any size can participate by simply taking time out during the workday to discuss fall prevention with their workers. A Stand-Down can be as simple as a 15 minute toolbox talk, a break for safety equipment inspections or some other safety activity, or as thorough as several hours of safety training throughout the week.
Why the Stand-Down is ImportantFalls are the leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 279 of the 806 construction fatalities recorded in 2012. Thousands more suffer debilitating injuries every year. Fall prevention safety standards were among the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards during fiscal year 2014.
- Visit the Stand-Down website.
- Read Stand-Down event suggestions.
- Review Stand-Down resources including posters and training materials.
- Browse fall prevention signs and labels at ComplianceSigns.com.