The 5th annual National Safety Stand-Down
will be held May 7-11, 2018
The Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction began in 2012 with construction industry stakeholders seeking a way to raise awareness. Falls from heights are the leading cause of injuries and fatalities in construction, with those coming disproportionately from small residential construction contractors.
- Falls are the top cause of construction fatalities and account for one-third of on-the-job injury deaths in the industry.
- Each year in the U.S. more than 200 construction workers are killed and over 10,000 are seriously injured by falls.
- In 2016, there were 370 fall fatalities out of 991 total fatalities in construction.
Safety Week Schedule
During National Stand-Down week, christopher consultants is partnering with Utility Professionals. Inc. and will review the following safety topics:
Monday: Fall Protection
Tuesday: Proper use of a Harness
Wednesday: How to Remove a Tick
Thursday: Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Friday: Health & Wellness – Office Stretching
Follow along and learn how to say safe on the job!