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Minnesota OSHA -- Falls

National Safety Stand-down to Prevent Falls in Construction -- May 8 through 12, 2017

National Safety Stand-down to prevent falls in construction, 2017For the fourth year in a row, Minnesota OSHA (MNOSHA), along with federal OSHA and others,
promoted and participated in a national safety stand-down, from May 8 through 12, to raise awareness among employers and workers about
preventing falls
, which account for the highest number of deaths in the construction industry.

During the stand-down, employers and workers were asked to pause their workday to talk about fall prevention in construction and discuss topics such as ladder safety, scaffolding safety and roofing work safety.

Federal OSHA has an official national stand-down website with information about how to conduct a successful stand-down. Afterward, employers could provide feedback and receive a personalized certificate of participation.

The stand-down is part of federal OSHA's ongoing Fall Prevention Campaign that provides employers with lifesaving information and educational materials about how to plan ahead to prevent falls, provide the right equipment for their workers and train all employees about the proper use of that equipment.




Stand-down events and trainings in Minnesota

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