Please join us the week of May 7-11, 2018 in hosting a tool box safety talk or safety stand down to discuss the importance of
fall protection safety. We have included several links to help you bring awareness to your employees.
Click here 2018 Safety Stand Down Flyer for Fall Prevention to download the commitment page which we encourage you to
fill out and send back to AlabamaAGC so we will have an idea of how many construction workers are reached.
- ______My firm pledges our commitment to participate in
a Safety Stand Down/Safety Meeting/Tool Box Safety Talk
discussing “Construction Fall Prevention”
- ______Number of participants
All employees on all of your jobsites are encouraged to participate.
- Company Name:_____________________________________________________
- Contact Name :______________________________________________________
- Phone: ______________________________
- Email: ______________________________
The Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction began in 2012 with construction industry stakeholders seeking a way to raise awareness. Falls from heights are the leading cause of injuries and fatalities in construction, with those coming disproportionately from small residential construction contractors.
Falls kill – they are the top cause of construction fatalities and account for one-third of on-the-job injury deaths in the industry. Each year in the U.S. more than 200 construction workers are killed and over 10,000 are seriously injured by falls.
The goal of this national campaign is to prevent fatal falls from roofs, ladders, and scaffolds by encouraging construction contractors to:
• PLAN ahead to get the job done safely.
• PROVIDE the right equipment.
• TRAIN everyone to use the equipment safely.
Since the inception of the campaign, a new piece has been added: the National Safety Stand-Down, originally begun by OSHA in 2014 as part of the National Falls Campaign to raise awareness surrounding the severity of fall hazards in construction and the importance of preventing them. For information about this year’s stand-down, you can view the webinar Getting Ready for the 2017 Safety Stand-Down or check out the Stand-Down page.
Campaign Sites & Information