Thursday, May 21, 2015

OSHA’s Stand-Down was a Success

OSHA announced that millions of workers and thousands of employers participated in the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction from May 4 to 15. “Last year’s Stand-Down was a big success. More than 5,000 employers talked about fall protection with more than a million workers. It was a tremendous commitment to safety on the part of businesses and workers alike. I am confident that we can do even better this year,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez before the Stand-Down began. And it looks like they did do better, with a million workers participating in the event earlier this month. “The construction industry is so important to our economy. We all depend on it every day. It drives growth and prosperity,” Perez continued. “It generates good, middle-class jobs that can support a family. But we have to make sure those jobs are as safe as they can possibly be. That’s why fall prevention and this Stand-Down are so important.” Continue reading here

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