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OSHA National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

NFC Supports Safety Stand-Down: May 3-7, 2021

Falls are the leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 320 of the 1,008 construction fatalities recorded in 2018 according to BLS data. Those deaths were preventable. OSHA's National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.

For a list of the week's activities, visit OSHA's Stand-Down events page. Please share your Stand-Down stories on social media using the hashtag #StandDown4Safety.

What Is a Safety Stand-Down?

A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. This Stand-Down focuses on "Fall Hazards" and reinforcing the importance of "Fall Prevention."

Companies can conduct a Safety Stand-Down by taking a break to have a Toolbox Talk or another safety activity such as conducting safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans, or discussing job specific hazards. Managers are encouraged to plan a stand-down that works best for their workplace anytime during the week of September 3-7. A Stand-Down could be as simple as a 15-minute toolbox talk or several hours of training over the course of the week. (Get some ideas.)

The Stand-Down is free and you do not have to register to participate. Simply hold a Stand-Down with your employees during the week of September 3-7. Then tell OSHA about your Stand-Down and download a certificate of participation after your Stand-Down event. Also share your Stand-Down story on social media, with the hashtag: #StandDown4Safety

2021 Safety Stand-Down Photo Contest

Simpson Strong-Tie Jobsite CoolerTo support the 2021 National Safety Stand-Down, we encourage our members to participate in the NFC Stand-Down Photo Contest. Submit photos of your participation in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down program May 3-7, 2021 for a chance to win a Jobsite Cooler sponsored by Simpson Strong-Tie!

Show us your Toolbox Talk activities, safety equipment inspections or other unique ways you discussed job specific hazards in your company then submit your photos to NFC staff by May 21, 2021. 

Photos will be reviewed and judged by the NFC Steering Committee and the most creative (but safe) photo will be awarded the Jobsite Cooler.

Thank you to our 2021 National Safety Stand-down Sponsor: Simpson Strong-Tie.


If you are looking for ideas for your company's Stand-Down, consider the following:

Past Stand-Downs

Read about NFC participation over the past several years:

NFC members participating in the 2017 Stand-Down took the opportunity to reinforce fall protection safety with their employees using straightforward training materials from the FrameSAFE safety program:

All-Tech Inc. (Monroe Township, NJ)

All-Tech OSHA Stand-Down meeting

Hull Associates, LLC (Grand Prairie, TX)

Hull OSHA Stand-Down meeting

Modu-Tech (Baltimore, MD)

ModuTEch OSHA Stand-Down meetings

If you took a photo of your group during the 2017 Stand-Down, please email it to NFC staff so we can include it here.



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