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Third annual National Safety Stand-Down to be held May 2-6

Focus will include safe use of ladders, fall prevention

Posted December 17, 2015

OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Center for Construction Research and Training will hold the third annual National Safety Stand-Down May 2-6, 2016, to raise awareness of the serious risk of falls in the workplace. Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, and lack of proper fall protection remains the most frequently cited violation by OSHA.

OSHA states that more than 4 million workers have participated in the last two years. According to the agency, this year the stand-down will highlight the safe use of ladders and encourage employers to pause during their workday for topic talks, demonstrations, and training on how to prevent falls.

For updates, visit the 2016 National Safety Stand-Down webpage at


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