Join the National Safety Stand-down

To Prevent Falls in Construction

Every industry must be aware of fall risks and take steps to prevent injuries. Whether your workplace has ladders or scaffolding, slippery surfaces or even stairs, all employees need to know what the risks are and how to respond. Join the National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction.

What is a Safety Stand-down?

Your workplace can volunteer to create a stand-down: an event where employers talk directly to employees about safety risks at work. This event can focus on fall hazards and fall prevention, or you can use it to have a talk about other types of job hazards. Any type of company can participate. The goal of this event is to raise awareness about safety hazards and start a productive conversation about how to protect workers.

Download the Standing Down for Fall Safety in 2020 Planner PDF for ideas on how to hold virtual or socially distanced Stand-Down events.

Fall Protection When Working at Heights Webinar

This free webinar demonstrates OSHA's standards when working at heights. Construction Safety Council explains safety requirements for:

  • Maintenance operations
  • New construction
  • Scaffolding (including mobile elevated work platforms)
  • Steel erection
  • Stairways, ladders and more

Short Safety Videos

These short videos briefly highlight several important fall protection topics:


Upcoming NSEC Fall Protection Courses

Upcoming NSEC Fall Protection Courses
Date Location
Friday, October 9, 2020 OSHA #7405: Fall Hazard Awareness for Construction Injury Construction Safety Council, Hillside, IL
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 OSHA #7405: Fall Hazard Awareness for Construction Injury Nicolet Area Technical College, Rhinelander, WI
Tuesday October 20. 2020 to Thursday, October 22, 2020 OSHA #3115: Fall Protection Construction Safety Council, Hillside, IL

OSHA Fall Protection Resources

OSHA has published numerous resources employers can use to protect workers from falls:

OSHA Training Institute Education Centers®

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