A Safety Stand-Down is a special meeting called by employers to talk about on-the-job dangers and how to avoid serious injury – and this is precisely what OSHA hopes to achieve during the week of June 2nd. This year’s National Safety Stand-Down Week will focus on fall risks, particularly in the construction trade.
According to OSHA, falls are the most fatal type of construction accident, accounting for nearly 35 percent of construction site deaths in 2012 alone. In an effort to reduce this number, OSHA, the Center for Construction Research and Training, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and others have partnered to provide educational material to employers wishing to hold a Safety Stand-Down. The hope of this coalition is to reach at least 500,000 workers during National Safety Stand-Down Week.
The construction accident attorneys at The Hornbuckle Firm strongly encourage employers to take part in OSHA’s Safety Stand-Down Week. These meetings can help prevent accidents and save lives in one of the most dangerous industries in America.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a construction accident, we would be happy to meet with you free of charge to discuss your rights and your options. To schedule your consultation, please ccontact The Hornbuckle Firm today. We serve injured workers in Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, and surrounding Washington communities.
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