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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 workers, accounting for 337 of the 874 construction fatalities recorded in 2014 (BLS preliminary data). Those deaths were preventable. Fall prevention safety standards were among the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards, during fiscal year 2014.

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.

Location Date Time Address Registration
Builders Association
of Elkhart County
May 4, 2016 9 a.m. -
10:30 a.m.
25428 County Road 20, Elkhart, IN 46517 CLOSED
Greenwood City Hall May 4, 2016 9 a.m. -
10:30 a.m.
300 S. Madison Ave., Greenwood, IN 46142 CLOSED
Vincennes University May 5, 2016 9 a.m. -
10:30 a.m.
Construction Technology Bldg. Room 212,
1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591

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 2-6, 2016. See Suggestions to Prepare for a Successful "Stand-Down."

2016 Stand-Down Goal
Last year's Stand-Down was a tremendous success, reaching more than 2.5 million workers. This year, OSHA's goal is to reach 5 million workers. If we meet this goal, we will have touched more than half of the construction workers in the country.

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.