May 8 - 12 is the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction week.
The week-long outreach event encourages employers and workers to pause during the work day to talk about fall hazards and prevention.
Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Fall Prevention Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.
Learn more: https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/