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Occupational Health Watch: April 2022

Upcoming Construction Safety Stand-Downs

Worker on scaffold This year, plan for not one but two construction safety Stand-Downs. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), along with its partners, is raising awareness of fall hazards and struck-by incidents – injuries or fatalities caused by moving objects in work and lift zones.
The Occupational Health Branch (OHB) encourages all employers to pause work and reinforce safe work practices during these upcoming Stand-Downs, and all year long. 
The 3rd annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Struck-by Incidents is taking place April 11 – 15. There will be free webinars on work zone safety, lift zone/heavy equipment safety, and dropped objects. The event website offers safety resources to raise awareness and highlights what employers can do to prevent struck-by incidents.
The 9th annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction is May 2 – 6. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers. Prevention materials, including worker handouts, toolbox talks, infographics, videos, and posters are available on the One Stop Stand-Down Shop.
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