The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is hosting its National Safety Stand-Down September 14 – 18. Welliver is participating in this important event to raise awareness and offer information that will help eliminate fall hazards at our construction worksites.
Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers. Every year, falls from ladders make up nearly a third of those deaths. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. Fall protection was number one on the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards, during fiscal year 2019.
“During this week our Project Superintendents on each job site will hold a Safety Stand-Down on three separate occasions. During this time they will deliver Toolbox Talks specifically related to falls from ladders, scaffolding, and roofs,” said Dale Partridge, Director of Safety at Welliver. “Welliver has participated in this National Safety Stand-Down for the past five years because we strive to continuously increase training and awareness for falls. This designated week provides additional opportunities to really drive home the importance and need for proper use of our tools, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and other fall prevention measures.”
Recognized as a leader in workplace safety, Welliver is proud to join the National Safety Stand-Down. More than 200 staff and subcontractors are participating in our Toolbox Talks conducted at nearly 10 project sites across New York State and Northern Pennsylvania. Our Project Superintendents are conducting the talks all week to address fall prevention, dangers and protection, OSHA standards, rescue plans, job specific hazards, as well as safety procedures and proper use of equipment.