The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, along with other federal agencies, has designated May 2-6 for the third annual National Safety Stand-Down event. Designed to remind and educate employers and workers on construction sights of the danger of falling, the event is will encourage employers to pause during their workday for topical discussions, demonstrations, and training.

More than four million workers have participated over the years in this event and OSHA is expecting thousands more to join in 2016. Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, Dr. David Michaels in a press release stated,

While we regularly work with employers, industry groups and worker organizations on preventing falls and saving lives, the National Safety Stand-Down encourages all employers – from small businesses to large companies operating at many job sites – to be part of our effort to ensure every worker makes it to the end of their shift safely.

All this month, Remodeling Magazine has been publishing articles on regulations, including coverage of new OSHA standards for 2016.

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