On May 7th, TTI’s Contracting and Construction Division participated in the National Safety Stand-Down Event.
A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus on “Fall Hazards” and reinforcing the importance of “Fall Prevention”. Employers of companies not exposed to fall hazards, can also use this opportunity to have a conversation with employees about the other job hazards they face, protective methods, and the company’s safety policies and goals. It can also be an opportunity for employees to talk to management about fall and other job hazards they see. This marked the 8th year of the annual National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction event.
All crews were involved in the meeting discussion topics including TTI’s monthly safety wrap-up, Fall Hazard definitions and OSHA requirements, statistics, OSHA’s Focus Four, Hazard Recognition and Alerts (Harnesses/Ladders/Aerial Lifts) and Toolbox Safety Talk/Lift and Heavy Equipment Safety.
TTI is also proud to have received a Certificate of Recognition for our participation from OSHA.
Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 401 of the 1,061 construction fatalities recorded in 2019 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.