National Safety Stand-Down

Good morning and Happy Friday! Next week is National Safety Stand-down Week which focuses national attention on minimizing falls in the workplace. In 2002, 865 workers were killed, and hundreds of thousands were injured badly enough to require days off of work from falls. While most people focus on falls from elevation, 144 workers were killed in falls occurring on the same level. This week’s safety snippet is a resource packet for fall prevention training.

Always remember to maintain three points of contact when climbing and plan your work at heights with safety in mind. Also, if ladders are not fit for service, please be sure they cannot be used, i.e. destroy/discard them and place out-of-service/do not use sign on them until they are disposed of.

Be safe and enjoy your weekend!