Every day a worker in the construction industry slips and falls, causing injury and even death. Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction injury, yet not enough it done to prevent them. The construction industry’s lack of proper protection remains the most frequently cited violation by the U.S Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Building on last years huge turn out, the OSHA has made this years “Stand-Down for Fall Safety!” a two weekend event, underscoring the importance safety and training.
“No child should lose a parent, no wife should lose a husband and no worker should lose their life in a preventable fall,” said NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard. “The Stand-Down serves as an important opportunity for worksites to recognize the hazards that cause them, train employers and workers how to avoid them so that these senseless tragedies can be prevented once and for all.”
If you have been injured on the job because of inadequate safety equipment or guidelines, please contact us.