Construction sites stand down to prevent falls

OSHA's Chicago area offices partnered with the Builders Association, Construction Safety Council, the Chicago Area Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust, construction contractors and other safety and health organizations to sponsor safety stand down on June 12. At 70 construction sites across the Chicago area, 1,500 workers ceased work for about 30 minutes to receive focused training on how falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs can be prevented by planning ahead and using the right safety equipment.

To learn more about OSHA's Fall Prevention campaign, visit www.osha.gov/stopfalls.

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