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Region 1


May 2, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor, Stakeholders to Promote Workplace Safety
At Fall Prevention Stand-Down Event in Hyde Park, Massachusetts

BRAINTREE, MA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Massachusetts Division of Occupational Safety (DOS), YouthBuild Boston, Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, and New England Carpenters Training Fund are partnering to promote the 2019 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. The Stand-Down event will be held at the site of an affordable housing construction project in Hyde Park, Massachusetts.

What:
2019 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction
When:
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
10:00 a.m. EDT
Where:
23 Ruskindale Rd.
Hyde Park, Massachusetts 02136

The Stand-Down encourages employers to pause work voluntarily for one hour to conduct safety training on common hazards. The event will include hands-on safety workshops at which YouthBuild Boston pre-apprentices and Madison Park students will review fall protection standards with industry professionals. The workshops will cover personal fall arrest systems, ladder safety, and pump jack staging.

The event coincides with OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Week, May 6-10, 2019. OSHA’s annual event raises awareness of fall hazards in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.

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Media Contacts:

Ted Fitzgerald, 617-565-2075, fitzgerald.edmund@dol.gov
James C. Lally, 617-565-2074, lally.james.c@dol.gov

Release Number:  19-723-BOS/BOS 2019-068


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