It's when you take a break from normal work activities so your crew can focus on a particular jobsite safety topic, like training on safe use of ladders or inspection of full body harnesses.
Here’s a brief video from OSHA about the National Safety Stand-Down in 2016 about why the Safety Stand-Down is important:
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Spanish version (www.youtube.com)
Falls are the leading cause of death in construction, as you can see from this Washington State infographic.Get involved! Any construction business in Washington State can choose how to participate and what to address. You'll find plenty of ideas and ready-to-go resources on various topics by visiting https://lni.wa.gov/safety-health/safety-training-materials/workshops-events/standdown Let's help keep our workers safe!