Safety Stand-Down Kicks Off In June
AGC Houston and the Safety Committee are pleased to announce that we are teaming up with the American Subcontractors Association - Houston Chapter to promote Fall Protection in June. While the national Safety Stand-Down is typically held in May, OSHA postponed the event because of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees. We encourage all of our General Contractors and Specialty contractors to take part in this important initiative!
of all sizes conduct toolbox talks (both in English and in Spanish) on a variety of topics such as identifying specific hazards, safety
equipment inspections, accident prevention and conducting rescue plans.
Please complete the participation form in English
and/or in Spanish
and send them to Kim Mason
, AGC Houston Director of Safety Services.
“Exposing construction workers to safety demonstrations
throughout our members’ area jobsites is an effective way to demonstrate common hazards, particularly as they relate to
falls and common accidents,” stated AGC Houston Director of Safety Services, Kim Mason
Remember to keep your groups small, and to wear your face coverings!
Safety Stand-Down Resource Websites And Materials
Occupational Safety And Health Administration - Fall Prevention; Educational Materials, Posters, Hand-Outs, etc.; OSHA FY 2018 Houston Area Construction Falls;
Water. Rest. Shade; Heat Exposure Safety And Prevention
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) - Fall Prevention ; Ladder Safety App ; Falls In The Workplace; NEW Mast Climbing Work Platform Inspection Tool
National Safety Council - Work Safety Topics ; Hazards In The Workplace
The Center For Construction Research And Training - Guardrails: General Fall Protection and Awareness
American Society of Safety Professionals
Local OSHA Offices
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
James Shelton, M.S.
Compliance Assistance Specialist
Houston North OSHA Area Office
Mark R. Briggs, CSP
Houston South Area Office
(281) 286-0583 x225
Joann J. Figueroa
Houston North Area Office
(936) 760-3800 x121