Together we can prevent falls and protect Hoosiers!
If you would like a member of our stand-down team to come to your safety stand-down event, tool box talk, Monday morning meeting, safety talk, please contact event coordinator Djanedi Cardwell by emailing email@example.com or by calling (317) 234-6675.
Participation in your safety and training events is a cost-free service provided by the state of Indiana as part of the INSafe consultation division's services. Learn more about INSafe by visiting www.in.gov/dol/insafe.
What is the National Safety Stand-Down?
The purpose of the National Safety Stand-Down is to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 401 of the 1,061 construction fatalities recorded in 2019 (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 is a voluntary event and an opportunity for employers to talk directly to employees about fall hazards and fall prevention.
How to Conduct a Safety Stand-Down
Construction companies conduct a Safety Stand-Down by stopping work and providing a focused toolbox talk on a safety topic such as ladder safety, fall protection equipment, or scaffolds safety. The meeting provides information to workers about hazards, protective methods, and the company's safety policies, goals and expectations. Managers can plan a stand-down that works best for their workplace anytime. National Safety Stand-Down Week occurs each May. See Suggestions to Prepare for a Successful "Stand-Down."
Who Can Participate?
Participants may include trade associations, employers, federal, state and local governmental agencies, professional societies, institutes, and consumer/labor-management interest organizations, sub- and independent contractors, and all workers interested in raising awareness to protect themselves, their coworkers, family, friends, and all working Hoosiers.