In advance of OSHA’s 8th annual National Safety Stand-Down for Fall Prevention (May 3-7, 2021), we wanted to alert you to the following new tools and resources to assist workplaces in participating in the Stand-Down.
And as a reminder, anyone who wants to prevent hazards in the workplace can participate in the Stand-Down. OSHA is encouraging organizations to host virtual Stand-Down events or events for small groups that follow CDC guidelines on social/physical distancing and the use of face coverings. 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. See Suggestions to Prepare for a Successful "Stand-Down" and Highlights from the Past Stand-Downs.
Other tools include:
- Official Stand-Down Kickoff: Monday, May 3, at 1:00 p.m. EST virtual webinar featuring:
- James Frederick, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, OSHA
- Scott Ketcham, Director, OSHA’s Directorate of Construction
- Dr. John Howard, Director, NIOSH, and Administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- G. Scott Earnest, PhD, PE, CSP, Acting Director for the Office of Construction Safety and Health, NIOSH
- Chris Cain, CIH, CPWR Executive Director
- Register here
- Drop-in banner: The attached banner is about the Fall Stand-Down can be adapted for use in raising awareness about the Fall Stand-Down in newsletters, e-mail blasts, and even social media.
- Stand-Down Events: Stand-Down events and trainings that are free and open to the public are now being added to the Events section of the Stand-Down webpage. Find an event near you, or, if you plan to host a free event that is open to the public, submit the event details or contact your Regional Stand-Down Coordinator.
- CPWR Generic Fall Protection Plan template available in English and Spanish
- Order your 2021 Stand-Down hard-hat stickers and fall-related hazard alert here
- 2021 Infographics
- Include Stand-Down hashtags! #StandDown4Safety #StopFalls #Construction
- 2021 OSHA Fall Stand Down Poster here (Spanish), which are also attached for your convenience