Construction Safety Update | National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

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The RCM&D Construction Practice Group encourages all of its construction clients and partners to consider joining the OSHA National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction campaign during the week of May 7th -11th. This important event provides an outstanding opportunity to discuss fall prevention and fall protection methods with your employees.  As you may know, falls are still a leading cause of deaths in construction.  During 2016, there were 370 fatalities related to falls out of 991 total fatalities in U.S. construction.

The OSHA website provides great resources for construction companies, including:

  • How to conduct a safety stand-down
  • Resources and videos on preventing falls
  • Posters you can use to raise awareness
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the Stand-Down and how you can participate from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The Center for Construction Research and Training.

Safety Alert | Honeywell Hard Hat Recall | Issued: April 26, 2018

Nearly 82,500 of Honeywell’s type 1 Fibre-Metal E2 and North Peak A79 hard hats sold in the United States have been recalled.  The hard hats can fail to protect users from impact, posing a risk of head injury. Click here to learn more about the models recalled and what you need to do if you own one or more of the recalled hard hats.

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