TEXO Onsite Newsletter
May 16, 2017

Toolbox Talks

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Construction Tool Box Safety Talks are an easy way for foremen and supervisors to supplement OSHA training efforts of their company or organization and keep safety front and center in their workers' minds. Each month a new topic will be introduced for your use. Each topic is designed to heighten employee awareness of workplace hazards and OSHA regulations.

This month's topic: National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls In Construction

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Fall Prevention Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.

Muertes causadas por las caídas al vacío siguen siendo la principal causa de muerte entre los empleados de la construcción, lo que representa 350 de las 937 muertes en la construcción registrados en 2015 (datos de la BLS). Esas muertes eran evitables . Los aumentos Nacionales prevención de caídas Stand-abajo caen conciencia de los peligros en todo el país, en un esfuerzo para detener la caída muertes y lesiones.

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