May 7th – 11th is “National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction” Week

                         DID YOU KNOW?

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 370 of the 991 construction fatalities recorded in 2016 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable.

 

The Top 5 Most Frequent Cited Construction Violations in 2017:

  1. Fall Protection – General Requirements
  2. Scaffolding
  3. Ladders
  4. Fall Protection – Training
  5. Eye and Face Protection

*Note how 4 of the top 5 violations deal with falling and heights? 

 

There are 3 simple steps you can take to prevent falls:

  1. PLAN ahead to get the job done safely
  2. PROVIDE the right equipment
  3. TRAIN everyone to use the equipment safely

 

 

Tom Froke, Nelson’s own OSHA General Industry Standard Trainer, summarizes a few safety tips you can incorporate when starting your spring projects.

 

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