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7th Annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls Postponed Due to COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced March 27 that it has postponed the 7th annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, originally scheduled for May 4-8, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be rescheduled this summer.

Falls remain the leading cause of fatal injuries to workers in the construction industry. While the National Stand-Down is postponed, OSHA encourages employers to remain vigilant and to use all available resources, including those at to enhance worker safety.

For the latest on coronavirus, and for tools and resources to prevent worker exposure, OSHA encourages employers and the public at-large to visit the OSHA COVID-19 and the CDC COVID-19 webpages.