Stand-Down to Prevent Falls

Mindak Wins 2022 Safety Stand-Down Photo Contest

To support the 2022 National Safety Stand-Down, the National Framers Council hosted a photo contest to encourage framers to participate in safety-focused activities and send in photographic proof.  The NFC is pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 contest is Mindak Commercial Construction. Based in Minnesota, Mindak sent in photos of their May 3 jobsite fall protection meeting and promoted the safety stand-down in their monthly newsletter. Mindak is a strong National Framers Council and FrameSAFE supporter.

Congratulations to our other finalists:

  1. Carpentry Contractors Co.
  2. ACE Carpentry
  3. Straight Edge Customs
  4. Structural Truss Systems LTD.

Congratulations to all of our finalists and our 2022 Stand-down winner! A big thank you to our 2022 Stand-down Sponsors!

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NFC Supports Safety Stand-Down: May 2-6, 2022

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 pagePlease 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 May 2-6, 2022. A Stand-Down could be as simple as a 15-minute toolbox talk or several hours of training over the course of the week.

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 May2-6, 2022. 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

2022 Safety Stand-Down Photo Contest

To support the 2022 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 2-6, 2022 for a chance to win a BIG Prize Package!

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 20, 2022. 

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

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