National Fall Prevention Stand-Down
(June 2-6, 2014)
Five hundred workers attended a stand-down at the Daytona International Speedway with NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Greg Biffle.
Jordan Barab, deputy assistant secretary for occupational safety and health, addresses more than 500 Barton Malow construction workers at the Daytona International Speedway renovation project in Daytona Beach, FL.
Regional Safety Director for Clark Construction Jamie Kaiser and Spanish translator led a talk on fall safety. The event, attended by Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, took place at the construction site for the new National Museum of African American History in Washington, D.C.
Clark Construction worker models a properly-fitted safety harness at the National Museum of African American History stand down in Washington, D.C.
Belcher Roofing Safety Director conducted a fall protection tool box talk at a Temple University project in Philadelphia as part of the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down.
The Southeastern OSHA Training Institute Education Center at North Carolina State University hosted a Fall Hazard Awareness Course for the Construction Industry in Raleigh, N.C.
Dave Walker, 3M Fire Protection Specialist, performed a harness demonstration at a Barton Malow stand-down event at St. Jospeh's Hospital in Tampa, FL.
Seventy-five construction workers in Lawrenceville, GA participated in a two hour fall safety training with OSHA at a Barton Malow construction site.
Nearly 100 workers participated in Roy Anderson's Fall Prevention Stand-Down at the Gulfport Memorial Hospital in Mississippi.
McCarthy Construction hosted a stand-down at the Emory Hospital project site in Decatur, GA.
Vergie Bain, Compliance Assistance Specialist, spoke to over 60 Odebrecht workers at the fall prevention stand-down at the Ft. Lauderdale airport project.
Students in YouthBuild Boston's construction program reviewed a ladder safety checklist as part of the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down in Boston.
Over 230 construction workers on the Northwoods construction project in Johnston, R.I., listened to a fall safety presentation by OSHA Area Director Patrick Griffin.
WG Yates hosted safety stand-down at a parking garage construction project at the University of Mississippi. The company created a poster for the event.
OSHA Area Director Jeffrey Erskine educated Boston area day laborers on the importance of an effective personal fall arrest system during a National Fall Prevention Stand-Down event at the South Bay shopping center in Boston.
A fall protection demonstration was conducted by representatives of DBI Sala at the Nucor Safety Stand-Down. Over 150 employees and two subcontractors participated. Dignitaries such Mark Baker, State Representative; Josh Harkins, State Senate; Gary Rhoades, Mayor of Flowood, MS; Johnny DeWitt, Chief of Police for City of Flowood; and members of the Flowood Fire Department were also present.
Turner Construction hosted a stand-down event for more than 150 workers on the First Energy Stadium project in Cleveland.
Tyler Edwards, Site Safety Supervisor for Trumbull, Great Lakes and Ruhlin, the three companies working on the Cleveland Inner Belt Bridge Project site, spoke to workers, June 4, about the importance of fall protection.
W.B. Olson Construction workers haulted work to discuss fall safety on ladders and scaffolding at a restoration site in Evanston, IL.
Robert Bonack, OSHA Area Director in Appleton, Wis., talked to more than 200 workers from Miron Construction at Green Bay's Lambeau Field. The presentation preceded the employees work day on an improvement project at the historic football field.
Beatriz Cabrera, Assistant Area Director, participated in a safety demonstration for Moss & Associates in Miami, FL. A fall arrest system demonstration was conducted, with a weighted safety dummy, by a representative of Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) for over 240 construction workers.
Sampson Construction in Lincoln, NE hosted a safety stand-down with approximately 50-60 attendees, and included a drop demonstration by a falls equipment vendor.
The OSHA regional office in Dallas conducted a free seminar co-hosted by the University of Texas in Arlington's OSHA Education Center. The MSA company fall protection specialist was onsite with their specialized fall protection trailer which allows participants to learn about the availability of new fall protection systems as well as see a live demonstration of when a fall occurs.
As part of the free OSHA Dallas regional office seminar, co-hosted by the University of Texas in Arlington's OSHA Education Center, the MSA company demonstrated how to prevent falls when a worker wears the appropriate personal fall protection arrest system that includes three essential components a harness, lanyard, and anchor point.
Eric Harbin, OSHA's deputy regional administrator in Dallas, Texas, kicked off the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down with a free seminar at the University of Texas in Arlington's OSHA Education Center.
Nearly 50 Miron Construction workers gathered for a safety-stand down on fall protection at St. Nobert College in De Pere, Wis. Kelly Bubolz, from the Appleton OSHA office, and Capital 3M provided demonstrations and information to workers on how to correctly use fall protection equipment.
Allegheny Wood Products employees listened to a presentation during the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down in Marble, Pa. Approximately 90 workers participated with the training, each receiving printed information about fall protection safety at the mill.
Ellwood Crankshaft and Machine employees listened to a message from Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez on a television monitor as part of the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down in Hermitage, PA.
Amphenol Thermometrics employees participated in the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down with Brandon Nussbaum, safety coordinator, presenting information to highlight fall protection.