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Regrettably, falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 337 of the 874 construction fatalities recorded in 2014. Those deaths were preventable. Fall prevention safety rules remain among the top ten most frequently cited OSHA standards. With this in mind, OSHA is promoting a National Safety Stand-Down May 2-6.

A safety stand-down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. This stand-down focuses on “Fall Hazards” and reinforcing the importance of “Fall Prevention.” Companies can conduct a safety stand-down by taking a break to have a toolbox talk or another safety activity such as conducting safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans, or discussing job specific hazards. Managers are encouraged to plan a stand-down that works best for their workplace anytime from May 2 through 6.

For the occasion, the UVICELL Safety in Paradise office is pleased to provide free promotional posters in both English and Spanish to help promote this national stand-down event. Please contact the UVICELL Safety in Paradise office at 340-693-1146 or via email at to get your copies.

UVICELL Safety in Paradise can help small and medium-sized employers by providing free OSHA On-Site Consultation Services. To learn more about this free and confidential safety and health program visit