OTI Ed Center Teams Up with Okland Construction for Safety Stand Down

30 May 2014 2:15 PM | Jim Rogers
Tempe, AZ - The week of June 2nd - 6th is the National Safety Stand Down.  This National Fall Prevention Stand-Down raises awareness of fall hazards in construction and their preventions. Fatalities caused by falls continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 269 of the 775 construction fatalities recorded in 2012. Learn more about this effort, events in your area, and how you can conduct your own event. Go to our web site at http://osha.asu.edu for more information and to find resources to help you conduct safety and fall prevention training. 

ASU's OSHA Training Institute Education Center will be at the College Avenue Commons construction site on Wednesday, June 4th from 7:00 am to 9:00 am with Okland Construction. The new building on this site will house ASU's Del E. Webb School of Construction and will become the new home for ASU's OSHA Education Center. General Contractor, Okland Construction, will be coordinating a site wide stand down effort and facilitating safety meetings with all of its trades during the stand down effort. The Area Director for Federal OSHA's Arizona Office will be on hand along with the Director of the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health. 

For more information on this effort, free training materials and other resources, visit http://osha.asu.edu

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