Dublin, California (EastBayDaily) — The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is inviting construction industry employers and workers to participate in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s National Safety Stand-Down during the week of June 2-6, 2014, to help raise awareness about the hazards of falls, which account for the highest number of deaths in the construction industry.
"Over one third of all fatalities in construction are the result of falls," says Julia Dozier, Director of the OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District. "We're inviting employers, workers, trade associations and other construction industry groups to host safety stand-downs focused on hazard recognition and fall prevention. Our message is simple: safety pays and falls cost."
During the voluntary Safety Stand-Down Week construction companies are asked to break from their regular work schedule during the week of June 2-6, 2014, to conduct a safety meeting or toolbox talk on a fall prevention topic relevant to their jobsite, such as ladder safety, fall protection equipment or scaffold safety. The meeting may include specific information about worksite hazards and protective methods as well as company policies, goals and expectations regarding fall prevention and overall safety.
Fall prevention resources and information on how to conduct a successful National Safety Stand-Down event may be found on the OSHA website. Following their participation in the stand-down, employers will have the opportunity to download OSHA Certificates of Participation, provide feedback on their fall prevention activities and offer suggestions on how OSHA can improve future safety initiatives.
The OSHA Training Center encourages construction industry employers and workers to plan a National Safety Stand-Down activity that works best for their jobsite in order to help reduce the high incidence of preventable accidents resulting from falls.
Upcoming fall prevention courses being offered by the OSHA Training Center include:
OSHA #7405 – Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry
OSHA #3115 – Fall Protection
About the OSHA Training Center
The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District offers high quality Occupational Safety & Health Administration standards-based training for construction, maritime and general industry at its Center in Dublin, California, as well as locations throughout California, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada and Guam. Programs offered include OSHA safety standards, Outreach Trainer courses, Cal/OSHA standards curriculum, environmental courses and customized onsite safety training. For more information, including a complete course schedule, visit the OSHA Training Center website at http://www.osha4you.com or call (866) 936-OSHA (6742).