The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has postponed the 7th annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, originally scheduled for May 4-8, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be rescheduled this summer.
Falls remain the leading cause of fatal injuries to workers in the construction industry. While the National Stand-Down is postponed, OSHA encourages employers to remain vigilant and to use all available resources, including those at the OSHA National Stand-Down Resources webpage, to enhance worker safety.
For the latest on coronavirus, and for tools and resources to prevent worker exposure, OSHA encourages employers and the public at-large to visit the OSHA COVID-19 and the CDC COVID-19 webpages.