It is that time of the year again for a week of focus on safety in the construction industry. This year’s National Safety Stand-Down runs from May 3rd to May 7th. Fall Protection was yet again the #1 most cited standard, so the education and focus on roof safety remains a top priority in the industry. Ladders also came in at #5 and Fall Protection – Training Requirements at #8. OSHA lays out its plan for a safety stand-down on its website.
The team at FIXFAST USA has also put together some material for you to have a safety stand-down. We recommend that you start by taking our new High 5 ‘Rooftop Hazard Identification Test’ to see how many roof access and fall protection hazards you can identify. Once you take the test we recommend that you view our High 5 ‘OSHA Compliant Roof Safety’ sheet. This sheet will break down the OSHA code behind each hazard and show you what a compliant solution looks like.