OSHA Holds Safety Stand-Down Events in April
(May 4, 2017)
- In a news release from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the department discussed a one-hour Safety Stand-Down held in April focused on educating workers of their most common industry hazards.
The safety initiative targeted landscaping workers in Southeastern states like Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi who have seen a troubling increase in workplace death and injury. The Stand-Downs happened in workplaces across the South and emphasized the danger of falls and being hit or crushed by objects – two leading causes of industry deaths – as well as electrical hazards, another common risk.
“We are confident that, with the proper knowledge, workers can avoid unnecessary injuries or worse, and return home at the end of each work day,” said Kurt Petermeyer, OSHA’s regional administrator for the Southeast. “Failing to develop, implement, and maintain an effective safety and health program puts workers at the risk of being injured on the job.”
Read OSHA’s full release here