Safety Stand-Down: September 14-25, 2020

AGC Houston and the Safety Committee are pleased to announce that we are promoting Fall Protection in September. 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!

Companies 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 

MSA Resources:
Lanyard Checklist
Harness Checklist

Vendors for Stand-Down Demonstrations

Compliance Safety Consulting
Enrique Garza
P: (866) 783-4832
C: (281) 979-2712

Safety By Design
Lee Hart
P: (832) 266-0114
C: (832) 425-0556

United Tool & Fastener
Charlie Gertson
C: (713) 823-9016

Occupational Safety and Health Administration 

James Shelton, M.S. 
Compliance Assistance Specialist 
Houston North OSHA Area Office 
P: (936) 760-3800

MSA Safety
Ryan Falterman
C: (214) 250-4059

Reliant Safety Solutions
Paul Johnson
C: (281) 979-4230

Kyle Schmidt
C: (832) 886-7086

Local OSHA Offices

Occupational Safety and Health Administration 

James Shelton, M.S. 
Compliance Assistance Specialist 
Houston North OSHA Area Office 
(936) 760-3800 

Mark R. Briggs, CSP
Area Director
Houston South Area Office
(281) 286-0583 x225

Joann J. Figueroa
Area Director
Houston North Area Office
(936) 760-3800 x121

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