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National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

As a follow-up to the email chain regarding the 6th Annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction (May 6-10, 2019), ( https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/index.html ) we wanted to alert you to the following new and updated tools and resources: Drop-in article: The attached article about the Fall Stand-Down can be adapted for use in newsletters, e-mail blasts, and even social media.

Events: Stand-Down events and trainings that are free and open to the public are now being added to the Events ( https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/calendar.html ) section of the Stand-Down webpage. Find an event near you, or submit a request to have your event added to the website. Informational Webinar: For those of you who were unable to listen in on the 3/20/19 webinar, The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction: Getting Ready for the 2019 Safety Stand-Down Fall Stand-Down, the recording is available here (run time: 51:22) ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGPhpkN8KYo&feature=youtu.be ) ; the slides may also be downloaded here. ( https://www.cpwr.com/sites/default/files/2019%20Stand-Down%20Webinar.pdf ) Resources from CPWR- The Center for Construction Research and Training: Five-Day Stand-Down Plan: Includes suggested activities for commemorating the Stand-Down. ( https://stopconstructionfalls.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/5-Day-Plan-2019.pdf ) Customizable Fall Protection Plan: Helps facilitate the development of a worksite fall protection plan. ( https://stopconstructionfalls.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/CPWR-Generic-Fall-Protection-Plan.pdf ) Social Media Guide: Includes sample posts and shareable graphics. (Don’t forget to use the Stand-Down hashtags: #StandDown4Safety #StopFalls #Construction) ( https://stopconstructionfalls.com/2019-stand-down-social-media-guide/ ) CPWR and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) infographics are available here. ( https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/construction/infographics.html ) Please note two recent additions: Have a Rescue Plan to Prevent Suspension Trauma ( https://www.cpwr.com/sites/default/files/CPWR_Falls_2019_gfx_suspension_en.pdf ) and The Right Length Lanyard will Protect Workers in a Fall ( https://www.cpwr.com/sites/default/files/CPWR_Falls_2019_gfx_lanyard.pdf ) NIOSH Videos: 9 videos are available in a playlist here. ( https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7_dZsPi2ewf3osLdUjgMkjUtqUVrug_Y ) Please note these new additions: Protecting Our Workers – A Business Perspective (Run time: 6:58)- featuring Bill Hayes, President and CEO of BrandSafway ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LieCMULGUgw&feature=youtu.be ) Kentucky FACE: Protecting Our Workers (Run time 5:22)- featuring the Kentucky Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C71pEuQnMcw&feature=youtu.be ) NIOSH Fact Sheet: Prevent Construction Falls from Roofs, Ladders, and Scaffolds ( https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2019-128/default.html ) NIOSH Aerial Lift Hazard Recognition Simulator (updated to include both boom lift and scissor lift scenarios) ( https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/falls/aeriallift.html ) Thank you again for your support. Please continue to check OSHA’s Stand-Down webpage (https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/) for the latest information!

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