OSHA – Fall Prevention Stand-Down on 6/2/14!Good morning to all I.D.I. employees,
OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) is promoting to all construction companies to participate in a National Fall Prevention Stand-Down. The purpose of the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down is to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 269 of the 775 construction fatalities recorded in 2012. Those deaths were preventable. Fall prevention safety standards were among the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards, during fiscal year 2012.
What is a Fall Prevention Stand-Down? A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about "Fall Hazards" and to reinforce the importance of "Fall Prevention."
OSHA will be promoting this Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down on billboards in the Chicago area.
I.D.I. will be participating in this Safety Stand-Down and here is how:On Monday, 6/2/14 at 9:30am, we are asking all Safety Coordinators to perform the same fall protection toolbox talk. We will hand out the toolbox talk at our volunteer quarterly safety meeting which is being held on Saturday, 5/31/14 at 7:00am. In the event you are not present at the Saturday volunteer safety meeting, the toolbox talk that we want everyone to perform is in your Safety Coordinator Manual. It is under the Fall Protection tab of your manual, it is toolbox talk # FP8 and it is called: What is Fall Protection? After gathering your crew and performing the toolbox talk, have our employees, including yourself, sign the toolbox talk signature roster and turn that into our Safety Director. We in turn have to advise OSHA as to how many employees participated in the Stand-Down. OSHA’s goal is to have 500,000 construction workers participate in the Stand-Down.
Let's work as a team to make this Safety Stand-Down a success by getting everyone involved and participating. We thank you in advance for your help. Should you have any questions, please contact our Safety Director, Peter Graham at (847) 417-1689.
Have a Safe Day!