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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.

National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction MAY 8-12, 2017

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Fall Prevention Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.

2017 SWR Institute Stand-Down Goals
Our goal is to reach 10,000 workers with this year’s Stand-Down.

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 ceasing all work activities to have a toolbox talk or conduct other safety activities, such as equipment inspections, developing rescue plans, or discussing job specific hazards related to fall protection.  Managers are encouraged to plan a stand-down that works best for their workplace anytime during the May 8-12, 2017.

See Suggestions to Prepare for a Successful "Stand-Down" and Highlights from the Past Stand-Downs. OSHA also hosts an Events page with events that are free and open to the public to help employers and employees find events in your area.

Fall Prevention Resources
To help assist your company with training materials, employers are encouraged to visit OSHA’s online fall prevention resources:

How to have a Successful Stand-Down

Stand-Down Flyer, English
Stand-Down Flyer, Spanish

Stand Down FAQ’s:

Info Graphics:

Cause of Deaths by Falls , Spanish

How High is Deadly , Spanish

Mapping of Work-Related Construction Fatalities

New and improved Stand Down App


Hard hat stickers of participation will be available (English & Spanish).  Headquarters will be taking orders, so please be sure to contact with the quantity needed.  These are free handouts!

Share Your Story with Us
Have you or someone in your company survived a fall from wearing fall protection equipment? If so, please provide us with a short video testimonial. We would love to share your success story and showcase it to our members.

Also, don’t forget to capture photos and video during your company’s stand-down, and send to  

Register for Stand-Down

It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to SWR Institute that we capture every company’s Stand-Down participation efforts.  We ask that every participating company REGISTER for this event prior to the week of May 8, 2017.  We will be sure to reach out to you at the conclusion of the Stand-Down to get your final number of workers reached.  Please register your company today:

Click here to Register!

Submit Sign-In Sheets to Nicole Dayoub
Please designate one person to scan and email all sign-in sheets to Nicole, Click here to download sign in sheet. 

Certificate of Participation

Employers will be able to provide feedback about their Stand-Down and download a Certificate of Participation from the US Department of Labor, OSHA.  More information to follow. 

If there are any additional questions, please feel free to contact Doug DeSilvio at:

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.
    Click here to listen to the webinar.
  • 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.

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