May 7-11, 2018 is National Fall Protection Stand-Down Week
Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 370 of the 991 construction fatalities recorded in 2016 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.
This year the Northeast Florida Safety Council is partnering with the Northeast Florida Builders Association to help raise awareness about the importance of using Fall Protection systems.