Since 2014 SWR Institute has been extremely active in raising awarness of preventing fall hazards in construction. SWR Institute has participating in THREE National Fall Prevention Stand-Downs.
The purpose of the National Fall Prevention Stand-Down is to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 337 of the 874 construction fatalities recorded in 2014 (BLS preliminary data). Those deaths were preventable. Fall prevention safety standards were among the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards, during fiscal year 2014.
Who Can Participate?
Every member company is fully encouraged to participate (Contractors, Manufacturers and Associates).
What is a Safety Stand-Down?
A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. This Stand-Down focuses on "Fall Hazards" and reinforcing the importance of "Fall Prevention".
How Can We Conduct Our Safety Stand-Down?
Companies can conduct a Safety Stand-Down by taking a break to have a toolbox talk or another safety activity such as conducting safety equipment inspections, discussing job specific hazards, free-fall distance criteria, or other fall prevention related topics.
Last year we did numerous offsite and onsite toolbox talks and educational safety meetings with employees and workers. Managers are encouraged to plan a stand-down that works best for their workplace anytime during the week of May 2-6, 2016.
Below are the participation numbers we received from our 2014, 2015, and 2016 National Safety Stand-Down
- 2014 SWR Institute's Webinar for Fall Hazard Awareness Course for the Constuction Industry Webinar
We had a total of 128 participates attend the webinar.
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- 2015 Participation Numbers
SWR Institute had 25 member companies participate with an outreach of 4,967 workers.
- 2016 Participation Numbers
This year, we had a total of 40 member companies participate with an outreach of 7,414 workers.
Thank you to eveyrone who particiated and for being such an engaged and involved SWR Institute member.