What is the National Safety Stand-Down?
The purpose of the National Safety Stand-Down is to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Fall Prevention Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.
This is a voluntary event and an opportunity for employers to talk directly to employees about fall hazards and fall prevention.
INSafe, the free workplace safety and health consultation services of the Indiana Department of Labor, will host free Fall Prevention and Fall Protection training during the National Safety Stand-Down.
|City of Michigan City Hall||May 9, 2017||10 a.m.||100 E. Michigan Boulevard #2, Michigan City, IN 46360||NOW AVAILABLE!|
|Garmong Construction Services||May 11, 2017||10 a.m.||5988 North Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN, 46228||NOW AVAILABLE!|
|University of Southern Indiana||May 11, 2017||11 a.m.||Health Professions Building Room 1027, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47712||NOW AVAILABLE!|
|Vincennes University||May 12, 2017||11 a.m.||Construction Technology Building Room 212, Vincennes University, 324 W. Red Skelton Boulevard, Vincennes, IN 47591||NOW AVAILABLE!|
How to Conduct a Safety Stand-Down
Construction companies conduct a Safety Stand-Down by stopping work and providing a focused toolbox talk on a safety topic such as ladder safety, fall protection equipment, or scaffolds safety. The meeting provides information to workers about hazards, protective methods, and the company's safety policies, goals and expectations. Managers are encouraged to plan a stand-down that works best for their workplace anytime during the weeks of May 8-12, 2017. See Suggestions to Prepare for a Successful "Stand-Down."
Who Can Participate?
Participants may include trade associations, employers, federal, state and local governmental agencies, professional societies, institutes, and consumer/labor-management interest organizations, sub- and independent contractors, and all workers interested in raising awareness to protect themselves, their coworkers, family, friends, and all working Hoosiers.