Stand Tall, Stand Proud and Stand-Down for Fall Safety!

OSHA will host the second annual Construction Fall Safety Stand-Down on May 4-15, 2015.  
Building on last year's widespread participation, OSHA has made this year's Stand-Down a two-week event. From May 4-15, employers and workers will pause during their workday for topic talks, demonstrations and training on how to use safety harnesses, guard rails and other means to protect workers from falls. Underscoring the importance of this effort, industry and business leaders, including universities, labor organizations, and community and faith-based groups, have already begun scheduling 2015 stand-downs in all 50 states and around the world.
The National Safety Stand-Down website provides many resources for the event. It will also include a list of stand-down events free and open to the public as soon as they become available. All partners and sub-contractors are encouraged to participate. Andy Holliman, the Corporate Safety Coordinator for A. R. Chesson Construction is available to assist with preparations for all Stand-Down activities.
Our firm participated in the 2014 Stand-Down training 629 workers on the dangers of falls in the construction industry. OSHA, our company staff, and our partners/sub-contractors are encouraging all workers and employers that face fall hazards on the job to participate in this year's Stand-Down.