Stand Down for Safety - 3 Things You Need to Know

Posted: 6/29/2015

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Stand Down for SafetyOver 3,000 contractors were involved in Stand Down for Safety at over 100 Chicago-area job sites.  But, what is Stand Down for Safety?  Here are the three things you need to know.

1.  Stand Down for Safety is Chicago-based -- Stand Down for Safety started in Chicago in 2013 by the Chicago Builder's Association, and was quickly picked up by OSHA and made national.

2.  Company's that participate get credit -- For participating in Stand Down for Safety, businesses get a Certificate of Participation.  Have your marketing department write a press release about your participation to get some news coverage for your organization.  In addition, multiple media channels pick up this story, so - aside from the important safety information - there are numerous opportunities to get your company's name out there.

3.  Each year has its own topic -- This year the topic was fall prevention, but every year the topic is different.  Fatalities caused by falls accounts for 291 or the 828 construction fatalities in 2013. 

Learn more at OSHA.gov and

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