ISRI’s Annual Safety Stand-Down Day
Identifying Hazards, Reducing Risk, Eliminating Accidents and Saving Lives


ISRI members are encouraged to shut down operations for at least One-Hour on every shift on Wednesday, June 12, to engage in safety education. The education can be in any form, from employee training (best practices for preventing accidents and injuries on site), to conducting a facility/yard inspection, or any other effective safety training that frontline employees can readily use as a takeaway.

As part of the safety training we recommend that you consider the following training resources:

  1. Fall Protection
  2. Respirable Crystalline Silica
  3. Machinery – Moving Parts
  4. Unexpected Machine Startup, Lockout/Tagout
  5. Fire Safety Practices (Scrap Tire Facilities)
  6. Protecting Yourself When Handling Contaminated Sharps
  7. Sample Draft Mobile Cell Phone Policy for CMV drivers
  8. Guidance for Torch Cutting
  9. Personal Protective Fact Sheet
  10. Portable Fire Extinguishers / Fire Extinguisher Use

Share Your Participation

As part of your safety stand-down day, we encourage ISRI members to recap the number of employees trained, take photos of training, and provide a short summary of the training that was  administered. To celebrate your achievements the ISRI EHS Team will place your photos and a summary of your training on the ISRI Safety Website.  In the weeks leading up to ISRI’s Safety Stand-Down Day, ISRI will be providing members with a series of educational materials to assist in training efforts.

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Helpful Tips

Listed below are some helpful tips for establishing a safety stand-down day:

  • Appoint a coordinator to plan, organize, and manage your safety stand-down.
  • Pick a good time throughout the day to host the event (avoid lunch and break times).
  • Promote your safety stand-down (you want frontline employees to take the safety stand-down seriously).
  • Cover the basics, it’s the best logical place to start (go over key procedures and guidelines).
  • Choose interesting and engaging topics and encourage feedback from frontline employees.
  • Implement as many worker suggestions as you can (your frontline employees are in the trenches, so they have practical information to share).
  • Continue to emphasize safety once the stand-down is over.

Have Questions?

Tony Smith
VP, Safety
(202) 662-8529