National Safety Stand-Down Reaches Thousands with Fall Prevention Message
Construction workers stand-down to learn about fall prevention at a May 7 kick-off event held in the new DC United soccer stadium.
The fifth annual  National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction  held events across the country and internationally from May 7 to 11. Deputy Secretary of Labor Patrick Pizzella kicked-off the week in Washington, D.C. at the newly constructed DC United soccer stadium.
Thousands of employers held stand-downs during this weeklong event, emphasizing to hundreds of thousands of workers the importance of preventing dangerous on-the-job falls every day.
Employers who participated in this year’s stand-down are encouraged to get their  certificate of participation and continue to promote  fall prevention  safety throughout the year.