What is the National Safety Stand-Down?
The Safety Stand‐Down is the major event associated with OSHA, NIOSH, & CPWR’s Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction. The goal is to raise fall hazard awareness and prevent fall fatalities and injuries. It’s an opportunity for employers to pause work and have a conversation with workers about fall hazards, protective methods, and the company’s safety policies, goals and expectations. This should also be an opportunity for workers to talk to management about fall hazards they see.