Cleveland Construction, Inc. is participating in National Safety Stand-Down Week to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. Fatalities from falls continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 337 of the 874 construction fatalities recorded in 2014 (Most recent BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. Fall prevention safety standards have been among the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards during recent years.
2016 Stand-Down Goals and Partners
Last year's Stand-Down was a tremendous success, reaching more than 2.5 million workers. This year, OSHA's goal is to reach 5 million workers. If we meet this goal, we will have touched more than half of the construction workers in the country.
OSHA is partnering with key groups to assist with this effort, including the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA), OSHA-approved State Plans, State consultation programs, the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the National Safety Council, the National Construction Safety Executives (NCSE), the U.S. Air Force, and the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers.