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All in Favor – Please Stand Down

Even with additional scrutiny, shared advice, and greater workplace diligence, fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 849 workers lost their lives in fall related incidents during 2016.   Diversified Fall Protection believes that many, if not all of those deaths, were preventable.

The National Safety Stand-Down, held annually in early May, raises fall hazard awareness across the United States in an effort to stop fatalities and injuries associated with falls. Since May 2014, fall protection and safety leaders across the country have rallied to support OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down. The event offers a powerful platform from which experts can remind employers and workers of the prevalence of deaths and incidents from falls; make sure they understand the dangers they face each day; and give them access to the fall protection equipment and resources they need to protect themselves and their coworkers.

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Did You Know?

It is the responsibility of the employer to provide proper fall protection to all workers who are exposed to fall hazards?