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OSHA Launches New Safe + Sound Weeklong Event

In an ongoing effort to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs, OSHA has designated June 12-18, 2017 as Safe + Sound Week. Focuses of the event include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces.

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Ladder safety highlighted by industry as construction season begins

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In an effort to mitigate injuries and fatalities, the month of March is being recognized as National Ladder Safety Month by the American Ladder Institute. Working professionals, ladder manufacturers and government organizations are collaborating on this awareness initiative.

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National Safety Stand-Down: Stopping Falls, Saving Lives

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has designated May 2-6, 2016 as the third annual National Safety Stand-Down. The event involves a nationwide effort to remind and educate employers and workers in the construction industry of the serious dangers of falls. During the week of the National Safety Stand-Down, companies across the country will pause during their workdays for discussions, demonstrations and training on how to recognize hazards and prevent falls.

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