Werner, a manufacturer of a complete line of climbing products and fall protection equipment, will lead more than 200 training events with construction professionals in support of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) safety initiative. The safety events are organized from May 7-11, 2018 and will be conducted nationwide, including high-visibility events where both Werner and OSHA representatives will be participating.
During the month of May, the Werner End User Specialists (EUS team) will lead more than 200 Safety Stand-Down training events across the country. A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk about safety and raise awareness in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries in construction. The hands-on training included ladder inspections, fall protection equipment inspections, harness adjustment training, fall protection tripod training sessions and more.
According to the United States Department of Labor, in 2016, the leading cause of workplace deaths in the construction industry was due to falls from elevation. Out of the 991 total deaths in construction, 384 accounted for falls.
Once the training has been completed, professionals are able to download their OSHA Safety Stand Down Certificate of Participation, which can be shared with their safety director. Each person that submits their information for a certificate, will automatically be entered to win a free ladder safety or fall protection training. Werner will be giving away a total of six pieces of training in 2018, one every month starting in June. Participants will also have the opportunity to register to win a new Werner ProForm high-performance harness, the only immediate post-fall relief harness.
For those who are not able to attend one of Werner’s training events, users can visit www.wernerstanddown.com to take a free online course, register for a free onsite training or review the comprehensive literature and other safety resources.