This week, Safety Stand Down to prevent falls in construction are being held in New York and all over the nation
Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry in New York and in the US. Many of those deaths are preventable. To raise awareness of preventing fall hazards, OSHA asked employers in New York and all over the nation to organize during this week a voluntary event to talk to their employees about fall prevention safety.
In New York State, several events already occurred at the beginning of this week. On Monday June 2nd Turner Construction Company suspended work across the company to deliver a message focused on “Proper Pre-Task Planning for Safety” to 45,000 employees. The same day, in Malta, NY, Turner hosted a falls in construction stand down for 700 employees.
On Tuesday, in Manhattan, Related Hudson Yards hosted two falls in construction stand down events along with the sites general contractor, Tutor-Perrini (Buildings) for about 800 employees.
Also in Manhattan, yesterday the New York City District Council of Carpenters hosted a stand down for 125 apprentice carpenters.
Today the New York City Department of Environmental Protection hosted two falls in construction stand down events at the Tallman Waste Water Treatment Plant in Queens, NY this morning and at Bowery bay WPCP 45th Street Queens, NY this afternoon.
Tomorrow in Wappingers Falls, Schiavone Construction will host fall prevention talks during which OSHA’s Tarrytown Area Office Compliance Assistance Specialist will provide Fall Prevention Tool Box Talks to employees and management.
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