Blog written by Findorff’s Safety Director Nick Femal, CHST
Safety is at the core of Findorff’s work. We are committed to creating environments, both on and off the construction site, where safety is a top priority. As such, we proudly participate in National Safety Stand-Down this week. This voluntary event is led by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). It encourages construction companies to raise fall-protection awareness.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fatalities caused by falls from elevation accounted for 370 of the 991 construction fatalities in 2016. It should also be noted that falls do not only happen to people. In 2012, 241 workers lost their lives from falling objects. The deaths in both situations are preventable, and events like National Safety Stand-Down Week help people refocus on fall protection and fall hazards.
For the fourth consecutive year, Findorff is participating in National Safety Stand-Down Week. We are performing training demonstrations on new equipment to make our staff safer and more productive.
As the well-being of our people is a key driver in our safety efforts, participating in National Safety Stand-Down Week helps Findorff become a better builder. We are very grateful to those that help make Findorff’s sites safer, especially our field staff that withstands all seasons to build our communities.