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Stand-Down to Prevent Falls

NFC Supports Safety Stand-Down: May 1-5, 2023

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 378 of the 986 construction fatalities recorded in 2021 (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. Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus 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 stand-down events the week of May 1-5, 2023. 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 May 1-5, 2023. 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

NFC 2023 Safety Stand-Down Contest

To support the 2023 National Safety Stand-Down, we encourage our ANY framer to participate in the NFC Stand-Down Contest.

Here is how your team can participate:

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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