OSHA announced that it has postponed the 7th annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, originally scheduled for May 4-8, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be rescheduled this summer.
Falls remain the leading cause of fatal injuries to workers in the construction industry. While the National Stand-Down is postponed, OSHA encourages employers to remain vigilant and to use all available resources, including those at https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/ to enhance worker safety.
For the latest on coronavirus, and for tools and resources to prevent worker exposure, OSHA encourages employers and the public-at-large to visit the OSHA COVID-19 and the CDC COVID-19 webpages.
For more information, visit www.osha.gov.