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Postponed:  National Safety Stand-down to Prevent Falls in Construction

  • Note:  The 2020 stand-down week has been postponed and will be rescheduled. Updated information will be posted here when it is available.

National Safety Stand-down to Prevent Falls in Construction, postponed

For the seventh year in a row, Minnesota OSHA (MNOSHA), along with federal OSHA and others, is promoting and participating in a national safety stand-down, rescheduled dates to be announced, to raise awareness among employers and workers about preventing falls, which account for the highest number of deaths in the construction industry.

During the stand-down, employers and workers are asked to pause their workday to talk about fall prevention in construction and discuss topics such as ladder safety, scaffolding safety and roofing work safety.

Federal OSHA has an official national stand-down website with information about how to conduct a successful stand-down. Afterward, employers can provide feedback and receive a personalized certificate of participation.

The stand-down is part of federal OSHA's ongoing Fall Prevention Campaign that provides employers with lifesaving information and educational materials about how to plan ahead to prevent falls, provide the right equipment for their workers and train all employees about the proper use of that equipment.