Watch for Email from ASSE President Kathy Seabrook on Stand-Down for Falls Campaign
From Jim Thornton, CSP, CIH, Chair of ASSE’s Government Affairs Committee:
In the next couple of days, every ASSE member should be receiving an email from ASSE President Kathy Seabrook urging participation in the June 2-6 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. Even for those of us who do not work in construction, we want to do everything we can to support our partners, OSHA and NIOSH, who are working hard to make this event a national success. ASSE Government Affairs Committee member Ron Sokol, CSP, has been instrumental in helping create the Stand-Down as a member of the NIOSH NORA Construction Sector Council. ASSE and its Construction Practice Specialty has already urged its chapters and members to embrace this opportunity to demonstrate safety and health professionals’ leadership in reducing the leading cause of death in construction. Please watch for Kathy’s email and do what you can to support the effort. The lives of workers are at stake.
More about the Stand-Down can be found at https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/ and http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/construction/stopfalls.html.