Education & SafetyEducation & Safety > Safety Stand Down Program > Safety Stand Down on Fall Protection - August 6, 2013 >
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
beginning at 7:00 am
- Safety Stand Down Registration Form
- Promotional Poster to Display in Corporate Offices and on Jobsites
- OSHA's Fall Prevention Campaign Materials
What is a Stand Down?
Companies who know the value of safety training use a Safety Stand Down to stop all work and provide a focused safety toolbox talk meeting on one day, at the same time, on one particular topic. This meeting provides effective communication of safety policies, goals and expectations to all levels of a worksite team.
While stand downs are commonly used in the military, in respect to AGC Georgia's involvement and our construction industry members, they are not new to our industry. Fellow AGC chapters across America regularly organize them for their contractor members and many national contractors also include these in their safety program.
AGC Georgia and our Stand Down partners, OSHA and CompTrust AGC Mutual Captive Insurance Company (MCIC) believe there is tremendous value in committing 5 minutes to one hour of your workday to talk about safety, leading to increased employee morale. Stopping to talk about safety brings it to the forefront of everyone's mind! It is very important to communicate your firm's safety message to front line workers who constitute the largest group of our industry's workforce.
Why is the focus for this Safety Stand Down on Fall Prevention?