Don’t Miss These May Events: NAOSH Week & Safety Stand-Down

During the first week of May 2016, two important OSH events are taking place: North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week and the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. These events increase awareness of workplace safety and how it affects workers’ lives. You can help spread the message by downloading this poster as a way to support the events and increase awareness within your workplace and community.

NAOSH_Week_Poster_2016-V2NAOSH Week, May 1-7, 2016, is an effort that spans the U.S., Canada and Mexico that recognizes the importance of raising awareness of and reducing injuries and illnesses within the workplace, at homes and in communities. You can become involved in NAOSH Week by educating the public about the positive benefits that a safe workplace provides not only for its workers, but for their families, friends, businesses, and local and global communities.

National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, May 2-6, 2016, is a national effort to raise awareness about the dangers of fall hazards on construction job sites, and how to prevent such incidents. According to OSHA, “A safety stand-down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety.” Anyone who wants to spread the message of safe work practices and fall prevention on construction sites can participate in the stand-down. For suggestions on how to participate, visit OSHA’s Safety Stand-Down web page.