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National Safety
Stand-Down

To Prevent Falls in Construction

September 14-18, 2020

 
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Events

OSHA is including Stand-Down events on this page that are free and open to the public. This is a resource for employers and employees to find Stand-Down events in their area. Note that attendees of these events (including any members of the press) must cooperate with the host employers' site access and safety rules.

If you plan to host a free event that is open to the public, you may submit the event details here or contact your Regional Stand-Down Coordinator.


2020 Virtual Stand-Down Events

Date: Monday, September 14, 2020

The Latino Worker Safety Center

Time: This 25 minute video will be available to view at any time.

Description: The Latino Worker Safety Center has developed a 25 minute (Free to the Public) Spanish Fall Protection Refresher highlighting the use of Safety Rails, and Personal Fall Arrest Systems i.e. Harness inspection, Anchor, Lanyards, Deceleration Device, and Warning Lines for roofers.

Event Contact: Dan Ramir, LWSC Executive Director 773-339-2806.
Attending the Event: https://lwsc.org/resources/videos/fall-protection-refresher-spanish-tool-box-talk


2020 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Kickoff Event

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

Description: In 2018, Bureau of Labor Statistics reported fewer workers died from falls than in 2017 -- 320 of the 1,008 construction fatalities and 615 of the 5,250 fatalities in all industries. Those numbers represented a nearly 14% reduction in fall fatalities. That is more workers who went home safely to families that year. However, despite our efforts; falls, once again, remained the leading cause of death and these deaths are preventable. Please join us for this Stand-Down kickoff event:

Presenters:
Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
Scott Ketcham, Director, OSHA's Directorate of Construction
John Howard, M.D., NIOSH Director
G. Scott Earnest, PhD, PE, CSP, NIOSH, Associate Director, Office of Construction Safety and Health
Chris Trahan Cain, Executive Director, CPWR

Event Contact:

Attending the Event:
Register at: https://cdc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_F6cFqLFdS0SeAZNUe1ooYA


Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)

Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET

Description: Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 320 of the 1,008 construction fatalities recorded in 2018 (BLS data). The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. Join representatives from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) to kick-off the 2020 National Safety Stand-Down to prevent Falls in construction. During the session, you will hear remarks from the leaders of OSHA and AGC highlighting the importance of preventing falls in construction as well as contractor members who have taking an innovative approach to raising awareness about the dangers associated with falls in construction.

Speakers:
Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Scott Ketcham, Director, OSHA's Directorate of Construction Stephen Sandherr, CEO, The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Mike Greenawalt, CEO, Rosendin Electric Kevin Cannon, Senior Director, Safety & Health Services, AGC

Event Contact: Nazia Shah, 703-307-0160, nazia.shah@agc.org

Attending the Event:
Register at: https://www.agc.org/learn/education-training/events/webed-oshaagc-national-falls-stand-down-kick-event

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Latino Worker Safety Center

Time: This 25 minute video will be available to view at any time.

Description: The Latino Worker Safety Center has developed a 25 minute (Free to the Public) Spanish Fall Protection Refresher highlighting the use of Safety Rails, and Personal Fall Arrest Systems i.e. Harness inspection, Anchor, Lanyards, Deceleration Device, and Warning Lines for roofers.

Event Contact: Dan Ramir, LWSC Executive Director 773-339-2806.
Attending the Event: https://lwsc.org/resources/videos/fall-protection-refresher-spanish-tool-box-talk


OSHA 7405 - Video Conference

Time: 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM ET

Description: Course OSHA# 7405 - Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry

This course covers the identification, evaluation, prevention and control of fall hazards in the construction industry. The course focuses on falls to a lower level rather than falls to the same level resulting from slips and falls. Course topics include identifying, analyzing, and preventing fall hazards utilizing OSHA Fall Protection Standards. At the conclusion of the course, students will have an awareness level of identifying fall hazards and methods to control and abate the hazards.

Event Contact: Mylene Kellerman, mkellerm@usf.edu; Phone: 407.275.4289

Attending the Event: Complimentary class presented via video conference using MS Teams.
Register at: Sept 15 OSHA 7405 class


Werner Co

Time: 12:00-1230 PM ET

Description: Werner Co presents - Virtual Fall Protection Stand-Down (ABCDE)

Event Contact: Josh Rizzo, Director of Jobsite Safety & Security
rizzoje@wernerco.com
910-691-5539
Chad Lingerfelt, National Safety Training Manager
lingecd@wernerco.com
910-226-4166


The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)

Time: 1:00 - 1:30 PM ET

Description: The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) is presenting a free OSHA National Safety Stand-Down Week Webinar Series. Join us for this three-day webinar series as Tom Shanahan, Harry Dietz and Rich Trewyn from NRCA's Enterprise Risk Management Department provide insight into various fall-protection topics.  Today's 30 minute session:

Topic: Ladder use and setup, guardrails, and warning lines and safety monitors systems
Attending the Event:
Register at: https://nrca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xE_9KVoOQbeOOV0lkQkVwg


National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)

Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

Description: OSHA Falls Stand-Down Webinar for the Electrical Industries (with Industry Partners)
Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 320 of the 1,008 construction fatalities recorded in 2018. In honor of OHSA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction this webinar, presented by NECA and the electrical training ALLIANCE, with special guest Scott Ketcham, Director of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction, strives to raise fall hazard awareness across the country. This program will focus on both outside utility fall protection measures and construction fall protection for inside electrical contractors.

Presenters:
Wes Wheeler - Director of Safety, NECA Scott Ketcham, Director, Directorate of Construction, OSHA Jason Iannelli - Director of Outside Curriculum, etA David Mullen - Director of Safety and Health, IBEW

Event Contact: Wesley Wheeler, wlw@necanet.org or safety@necanet.org, 301-215-4546

Attending the Event: Registration via NECA Website Register at: https://courses.necanet.org/course/session/details/719

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The Latino Worker Safety Center

Time: This 25 minute video will be available to view at any time.

Description: The Latino Worker Safety Center has developed a 25 minute (Free to the Public) Spanish Fall Protection Refresher highlighting the use of Safety Rails, and Personal Fall Arrest Systems i.e. Harness inspection, Anchor, Lanyards, Deceleration Device, and Warning Lines for roofers.

Event Contact: Dan Ramir, LWSC Executive Director 773-339-2806.
Attending the Event: https://lwsc.org/resources/videos/fall-protection-refresher-spanish-tool-box-talk


The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)

Time: 1:00 - 1:30 PM ET

Description: The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) is presenting a free OSHA National Safety Stand-Down Week Webinar Series. Join us for this three-day webinar series as Tom Shanahan, Harry Dietz and Rich Trewyn from NRCA's Enterprise Risk Management Department provide insight into various fall-protection topics.  Today's 30 minute session:

Topic: Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS), including calculated clearance distance
Attending the Event:
Register at: https://nrca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_baEytC5LSuG8aBdv1MBoEw


Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)

Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

Description: This presentation will cover how to work safely at heights, meet OSHA regulations and prevent the leading cause of death in the construction industry. We will also review the application of various fall arrest systems and how to apply them to ensure our workers can return home safely.

Speaker: Evan Fee, CSP, QSSP - Regional Training and Compliance Instructor OSHA Outreach Instructor American Heart Association Faculty Cintas Corporation | First Aid and Safety Division

Event Contact: Nazia Shah at 703-837-5409, nazia.shah@agc.org

Attending the Event
Register at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5763996604192546828

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020

OSHA

Time: This 4 minute video is available to view at any time.

Description: Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, kicks off the seventh annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.

Event Contact:
Attending the Event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY7mIV8lDpM&feature=youtu.be


Recorded OSHA, NIOSH and CPWR Webinar - 2020 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Kickoff Event

Time: This recorded webinar can be viewed at any time.

Description: In 2018, Bureau of Labor Statistics reported fewer workers died from falls than in 2017 -- 320 of the 1,008 construction fatalities and 615 of the 5,250 fatalities in all industries. Those numbers represented a nearly 14% reduction in fall fatalities. That is more workers who went home safely to families that year. However, despite our efforts; falls, once again, remained the leading cause of death and these deaths are preventable. You can use this Stand-Down kickoff event for your Stand-Down.

Presenters:
Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
Scott Ketcham, Director, OSHA's Directorate of Construction
John Howard, M.D., NIOSH Director
G. Scott Earnest, PhD, PE, CSP, NIOSH, Associate Director, Office of Construction Safety and Health
Chris Trahan Cain, Executive Director, CPWR

Attending the Event: https://youtu.be/a74hkq3iu_s


The Latino Worker Safety Center

Time: This 25 minute video will be available to view at any time.

Description: The Latino Worker Safety Center has developed a 25 minute (Free to the Public) Spanish Fall Protection Refresher highlighting the use of Safety Rails, and Personal Fall Arrest Systems i.e. Harness inspection, Anchor, Lanyards, Deceleration Device, and Warning Lines for roofers.

Event Contact: Dan Ramir, LWSC Executive Director 773-339-2806.
Attending the Event: https://lwsc.org/resources/videos/fall-protection-refresher-spanish-tool-box-talk


RETTEW and OSHA - Free, live streaming Stand-Down event!

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM ET

Description: RETTEW and OSHA will hold a free and open-to-the-public event to discuss the importance of fall protection and fall protection solutions. The presentation will be followed by an interactive panel discussion conducted by safety professionals from RETTEW and OSHA. Kevin Chambers, OSHA Area Director for the Harrisburg Office, will be in attendance.

Event highlights:

  • Free and open to the public
  • Fall protection presentation by Kevin Chambers, OSHA Area Director, and Dale Glacken, Compliance Assistant Specialist, both from OSHA's Harrisburg Area Office
  • Fall protection rescue video (pre-recorded in RETTEW's hands-on training center)
  • A panel discussion featuring OSHA's Kevin Chambers and Dale Glacken, as well as RETTEW safety professionals
  • A chance to win a fall protection giveaway valued at approximately $800*

Event Contact: Lynn Reed, 717.516.7496 or lynn.reed@rettew.com
Attending the Event: Space is limited; please register below to ensure your spot.
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/118062469023
*Must pre-register and attend to win.


OSHA 7405 - Video Conference

Time: 8:00 AM. - 1:30 PM ET

Description: Course OSHA# 7405 - Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry

This course covers the identification, evaluation, prevention and control of fall hazards in the construction industry. The course focuses on falls to a lower level rather than falls to the same level resulting from slips and falls. Course topics include identifying, analyzing, and preventing fall hazards utilizing OSHA Fall Protection Standards. At the conclusion of the course, students will have an awareness level of identifying fall hazards and methods to control and abate the hazards.

Event Contact: Mylene Kellerman, mkellerm@usf.edu; Phone: 407.275.4289

Attending the Event: Complimentary class presented via video conference using MS Teams.
Register at: Sept 17 OSHA 7405 class


Werner Co

Time: 12:00 - 12:30 PM ET

Description: Werner Co presents - Virtual Fall Protection Stand-Down (ABCDE)

Event Contact: Josh Rizzo, Director of Jobsite Safety & Security
rizzoje@wernerco.com
910-691-5539
Chad Lingerfelt, National Safety Training Manager
lingecd@wernerco.com
910-226-4166


OSHA and ASSP National Safety Stand-Down Webinar

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT

Description: Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 320 of the 1,008 construction fatalities recorded in 2018, according to BLS data. Those deaths were preventable.

During the National Safety Stand-Down, OSHA and ASSP will present this live webinar to increase fall hazard awareness in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. We will focus on the need for comprehensive fall protection management programs in industry.

OSHA's Scott Ketcham will provide an overview of the National Fall Stand-Down, now in its seventh year. He will also share statistics on fall fatalities and violations of OSHA's standards.

ASSP's Thom Kramer will share suggestions for incorporating the ANSI/ASSP Z359 Fall Protection Code into your organization's fall protection or work at height program. He'll explain how your organization can use the code to identify short- and long-term actions to improve safety and reduce risk for workers at height.

Event Contact: Customer Service
M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm CST
847-699-2929
customerservice@assp.org

Attending the Event: https://store.assp.org/PersonifyEbusiness/Events/ASSP-Educational-Events-Calendar/Meeting-Details/productId/205709926


The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)

Time: 1:00 - 1:30 PM ET

Description: The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) is presenting a free OSHA National Safety Stand-Down Week Webinar Series. Join us for this three-day webinar series as Tom Shanahan, Harry Dietz and Rich Trewyn from NRCA's Enterprise Risk Management Department provide insight into various fall-protection topics. Today's 30 minute session:

Topic: Rescue Techniques and Suspension Trauma
Attending the Event:
Register at: https://nrca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4ZP6p4RmRfmTxAHyMAtwdQ

Event Contact: (866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722), info@nrca.net


NIOSH

Time: 2:30 - 3:15 PM ET (45 min.)

Description: Investigating Fall Fatalities and Injury Claims on Prevention Efforts
The NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program investigates fatalities that occur on the job and provides the public with full access to these investigations. The FACE program targets deaths associated with falls in construction. This webinar will explore the characteristics of workers and employers who have been involved in fatal construction falls and the impact injury claims can have on small construction leaders' participation in fall prevention efforts. The webinar will close with a presentation on how the Michigan FACE program uses fatality tracking and outreach to prevent falls in its state.

Moderator:
Scott P. Breloff, Ph.D, Detailed as the Coordinator for the NIOSH Office of Construction Safety and Health Biomedical Research Engineer

Panel:
Characteristics of Workers and Employers Involved in Construction Falls
Dr. Todd Schoonover, Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, SHARP Program - Washington FACE

Does Experiencing an Injury Claim Impact Small Construction Company Leaders' Participation in a Fall Protection Survey?
Dr. David Hurtado, Oregon Health & Science University - Oregon FACE

Fatal Construction Falls in Michigan: Tracking and Outreach for Prevention
Dr. Anthony Oliveri, Michigan State University, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - Michigan FACE

Event Contact:

Attending the Event:
Register at: Register and submit questions for our panelists.

Date: Friday, September 18, 2020

OSHA

Time: This 4 minute video is available to view at any time.

Description: Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, kicks off the seventh annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.

Event Contact:
Attending the Event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY7mIV8lDpM&feature=youtu.be


Recorded OSHA, NIOSH and CPWR Webinar - 2020 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Kickoff Event

Time: This recorded webinar can be viewed at any time.

Description: In 2018, Bureau of Labor Statistics reported fewer workers died from falls than in 2017 -- 320 of the 1,008 construction fatalities and 615 of the 5,250 fatalities in all industries. Those numbers represented a nearly 14% reduction in fall fatalities. That is more workers who went home safely to families that year. However, despite our efforts; falls, once again, remained the leading cause of death and these deaths are preventable. You can use this Stand-Down kickoff event for your Stand-Down.

Presenters:
Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
Scott Ketcham, Director, OSHA's Directorate of Construction
John Howard, M.D., NIOSH Director
G. Scott Earnest, PhD, PE, CSP, NIOSH, Associate Director, Office of Construction Safety and Health
Chris Trahan Cain, Executive Director, CPWR

Attending the Event: https://youtu.be/a74hkq3iu_s


The Latino Worker Safety Center

Time: This 25 minute video will be available to view at any time.

Description: The Latino Worker Safety Center has developed a 25 minute (Free to the Public) Spanish Fall Protection Refresher highlighting the use of Safety Rails, and Personal Fall Arrest Systems i.e. Harness inspection, Anchor, Lanyards, Deceleration Device, and Warning Lines for roofers.

Event Contact: Dan Ramir, LWSC Executive Director 773-339-2806.
Attending the Event: https://lwsc.org/resources/videos/fall-protection-refresher-spanish-tool-box-talk


OSHA - Region I

Time: 8:00 - 11:30 AM ET

Description: You are invited to participate in a National Fall Stand-Down Event hosted by OSHA's Region I. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 320 of the 1,008 construction fatalities recorded in 2018 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.

Please consider sending your employees to this virtual event or using the information to hold an in-house stand-down event tailored to your site. Many sites will be having their maintenance staff, committee members or others attending this event. Businesses will also be able use a projector in their training rooms for a single login stream for larger audiences if they choose.

Event Contact: Andrew Palhof, 603-225-1650, Palhof.Andrew@dol.gov

Attending the Event: https://keene.zoom.us/j/402526797
Note: You are not required to pre-register with the keene zoom link provided above as you will be able to login prior to the start of the event. Unfortunately space is limited so you are encouraged to login 30 minutes early. You will note the link states "NH General Industry Roundtable". Please disregard this as we are using this shared link for our Region 1 Fall Stand-Down Event). After the event, participants will be able to download a Certificate of Participation at: https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/certificate.html


NIOSH

Time: 12:00 - 14:45 PM (ET) (45 min.)

Description: Investigating Fall Fatalities: Lessons Learned and Tools for Prevention
Falls are the leading cause of death among construction workers, accounting for about one out of three construction fatalities. Among the most affected are Hispanics and roofers. We can learn a lot about preventing fatal falls by understanding more about the circumstances surrounding these tragic events. This webinar will share the results of two fatality investigations, one involving a Hispanic roofer in North Carolina and the other a gutter installer in Kentucky. The webinar will close with a discussion about a NIOSH tool that can be used to prevent falls, a daily inspection tool for a mast climbing work platform.

Moderator:
Scott P. Breloff, Ph.D, Detailed as the Coordinator for the NIOSH Office of Construction Safety and Health Biomedical Research Engineer

Panel:
Hispanic Worker Falls from Residential Roof in North Carolina
Jennifer E. Lincoln, NIOSH FACE Program, Surveillance and Field Investigations Branch, Division of Safety Research

Gutter Installer Dies After Falling from Roof
Michael Turner, Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center
Kentucky FACE

Mast Climbing Work Platform Daily Inspection Walkthrough Tool
LT Bryan Wimer- NIOSH, Division of Safety Research

Event Contact:
Attending the Event:
Register at: Register and submit questions for our panelists.

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