OSHA Safety Stand-Down Set for the Week of May 2nd

Awareness effort will focus on preventing falls in the workplace, SMACNA Premier Partner Milwaukee Tool will offer free training to SMACNA chapters and members.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is recognizing the week of May 2nd as a period for construction companies to have a safety stand-down (and associated safety talk) regarding the importance of preventing falls on a job site. According to OSHA, job site falls continue to be the leading cause of death for construction employees. In 2020 alone, 351 workers died because of falls. OSHA believes that this safety stand-down will be a crucial opportunity for everyone to review best practices regarding job site safety.

In addition to OSHA’s efforts, SMACNA Premier Partner Milwaukee Tool will use this week to conduct a training series strictly for SMACNA chapters and members. This training will center on fall prevention and the need to reduce traumatic brain injuries in the workplace.

To learn more about the Milwaukee Tool safety program, click here or email Justin Azbill at Milwaukee Tool for more information.