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    Monday, June 2, 2014 – Day One, OSHA Fall Protection Stand Down Week

    To All CCIA Members:

    Today is Day One of OSHA’s Fall Protection Stand Down Week to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. This is the first of five daily reminders that CCIA will send out to you to encourage you to conduct a Stand Down training event at some point during this week, and report, through this link on the CCIA website, the number of employees you have trained in Fall Protection.

    Each day we will focus on a specific topic area of Fall Protection. Today’s topic is Creating a Lesson Plan on Fall Protection, and we are providing to you several resources available on the OSHA website, for your use in conducting a Stand Down training program.

    The first resource is OSHA’s Fall Prevention Training Guide: A Lesson Plan for Employers. This training guide will help you plan how to prevent injuries and fatalities from falls among your employees, and provide training to your workers. It includes instructions for using the Toolbox Talks to train workers in fall protection, and a series of Toolbox Talks about various fall protection topics. You may access this publication at this link.

    The second resource is the attached Power Point Presentation on Fall Protection created by the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable for anyone to use. It is a handy and informative presentation with pictures and a suggested narrative for each slide.

    You may access other resources various Fall Protection training topics at OSHA’s Stand Down Week website.

    The topic for tomorrow, June 3, 2014 – Day Two of Fall Protection Stand Down Week – will be Roofing Safety.

    On behalf of the CCIA Safety Committee, I wish you a safe and healthy day.

    John Butts

    CCIA Safety Committee Liaison

                       

    John W. Butts

    Executive Director

    Associated General Contractors of Connecticut
    A Division of the Connecticut Construction Industries Association