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Over 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.