Take Time Out for a Safety Stand-Down
Encourage Worksite Safety, Support National Safety Standown Week
The National Safety Stand-Down Week is an annual event dedicated to raising awareness about fall protection. Employers from all over the country make the decision to cease work for a short period of time to coordinate an activity which educates their workers on the importance of complying with fall protection training, methods, and standards.
According to OSHA, anyone who wants to prevent hazards in the workplace can participate in the Stand-Down. In past years, participants included commercial construction companies of all sizes, residential construction contractors, sub- and independent contractors, highway construction companies, general industry employers, the U.S. Military, other government participants, unions, employer’s trade associations, institutes, employee interest organizations, and safety equipment manufacturers.
Further, OSHA suggest that companies can conduct a Safety Stand-Down by offering a toolbox talk or another safety activity, such as conducting safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans, or discussing job specific hazards. Managers are encouraged to plan a stand-down that works best for their workplace anytime.
Participating in the National Safety Stand-Down demonstrates that you are committed to the safety of your workers. Additionally, for every year you do participate, OSHA will provide you a Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum certificate!
Each year, employers have asked CCI to conduct a toolbox training which is tailored to the spirit of this event. Last year, we provided our trainings to over 272 workers performing jobs on 12 different worksites.
This year, we would love to surpass our performance from last year!
For us, taking the time out to educate others about the proper safety measures in their trade could make the difference for families who are able to greet their loved ones at the end of each working day and those who cannot.
Schedule your Safety Stand Down now!
Please reach out to us at: [email protected] or (610) 237–7100 to book your toolbox training in advance and help us raise awareness for this important event!