Event: National Safety Stand-Down
Description: Employers and workers are invited to participate in the fourth annual National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction. Sponsored by OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and CPWR — The Center for Construction Research and Training, the weeklong outreach event encourages employers and workers to pause during the work day to talk about fall hazards and prevention. Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry – accounting for 37 percent of fatalities industry-wide. In past years, more than 1 million workers participated in events.
Date: May 8-12, 2017
Location: Worksites across the country.
For more information: Visit the National Safety Stand-Down webpage.
Event: Safe + Sound Week
Description: OSHA, the National Safety Council, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health have announced Safe + Sound Week. The event is a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the value of workplace safety and health programs. These programs can help employers and workers identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving the bottom line. Throughout this week, organizations are encouraged to host events and activities that showcase the core elements of an effective safety and health program--management leadership, worker participation, and finding and fixing workplace hazards.
Date: June 12-18, 2017
For more information: Visit the Safe + Sound Week webpage to sign-up for email updates on the event./p>