ISRI’s Annual Safety Stand-Down Day
Safe and Sound: A Safe Facility is Sound Management
In 2014, ISRI started its annual Safety Stand-down Day after recognizing recurring fatalities and critical injuries at facilities throughout the industry. ISRI reaffirmed safety as its core value
and introduced Safety Stand-Down Day. The term "safety stand-down" is used to describe a wide variety
of activities where normal work is paused and the entire site focuses on a particular safety issue.
Companies are encouraged to shut down operations for at least one hour on every shift
on Wednesday, June 13, to engage in safety education.
The safety education can be in any form, including:
- Employee training;
- Management walk-around;
- Addressing company’s safety policy;
- Toolbox talks by employees;
- Presentations by equipment service providers; and or
- Any other effective safety training method.
Additionally, this year we are again partnering with OSHA and encouraging ISRI members to consider undertaking at least one activity relevant to each of the three core aspects of a successful safety and health program: management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing workplace hazards.