The AIHA has released it is helping the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, and also co-sponsoring Safe + Sound Week. The association additionally confirmed it is dealing with OSHA to endorse these events.
Over four million workers are afflicted by significant job-related injuries or illnesses every year, and nearly 5,000 Americans die from work-related mishaps every year, based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,
The initial of the two awareness events, National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, is voluntary for businesses. During that week, employers are requested to hold a stand-down by taking some space to concentrate on fall hazards and also strengthening the value of preventing falls.
The reason for the National Safety Stand-down is perfectly for companies to have a discussion with workers regarding dangers, protective strategies along with the company’s safety policies and goals. The week is co-sponsored by OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA), OSHA-approved State Plans, State consultation programs, the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the National Safety Council (NSC), the National Construction Safety Executives (NCSE), the U.S. Air Force and the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers.
Safe + Sound Week from June 12-18 is co-sponsored by AIHA, OSHA, NSC, ASSE and NIOSH.
In this event, businesses can show their commitment to employee health and safety by means of management leadership, worker participation as well as identifying and correcting workplace hazards.