Rocky Mountain States Stand Down for Construction Fall Safety
Voluntary Work Stand Down
Focus: Preventing Falls
Falls are the leading cause of death in construction, accounting for one third of all work-related deaths in the industry.
To underscore the top priority we all have of protecting workers, the OSHA Regional Office serving Region VIII has partnered with the stakeholders featured on this
page to host a VOLUNTARY Stand Down for workers from industries with employees that work at heights.
A voluntary Stand Down can be very helpful in focusing all workers in the importance of safe work practices. A kick-off meeting will be webcast to meeting locations across the six states of Region VIII. The Rocky Mountain States Stand Down web page will continue to provide educational materials and links to online resources to assist employers with training for their workforce.
Participants in the Stand Down will receive resources to take back to their job sites to use in safety talks and employee training. The Stand Down Commitment Form will track the training and fall prevention efforts that occur at the job sites during the month of October, 2013.
FALLS STAND DOWN WAS HELD
October 1, 2013
8:00am - 10:00am MDT
**Central Broadcast Location**
Red Rocks Community College
13300 West 6th Avenue
The Kick Off Meeting Agenda included the following speakers:
Introduction - Terry Kish, Colorado Contractors Association||Download
Message from Greg Baxter, OSHA Region VIII Director – Rick Reubelt, Director of Safety, Haselten Construction||Download
Video: Region VIII Incidents – Critical Factors & Prevention - Eric Brooks, Area Director OSHA, Bismarck ND Office||Download
Right Tool for the Right Job – Fall Prevention and Arrest Systems - Craig Shur, Shur Sales and Marketing||Download
Journey to 0 - Rocky Turner, President, LPR Construction Company||Download
OSHA Falls Campaign – Challenge to attendees to commit to Stand Down during the next 30 days: Use A Check List, Target Training to Opportunities for Improvement, Review resources on the RMSTANDDOWN web page - Joan Smith, Rocky Mountain Education Center
OSHA Preventing Falls Stand Down Commitment Form: Preventing Falls Stand Down 2013
CLICK HERE to access and complete the survey
Survey Results will be aggregated and posted here
OSHA Fall Safety Check Lists
Stop Falls Fact Sheet
Shur Sales and Marketing Stratagem
August and September
Fall Protection and Prevention