Fall Protection Safety Stand Down Event
Last week OSHA hosted the 2016 Fall Protection Safety Stand Down event. The purpose of the event 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.
The event was a success and we will bring more information and numbers that we had for this year, for now here are some images of the event.