Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Kentucky Labor Cabinet Joins National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, June 2-6

constuction-worker(Screenshot via stopconstructionfalls)FRANKFORT, Ky. (6/1/14) — Next week, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet will join the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, which is designed to raise awareness among employers and workers about the hazards of falls.

The stand-down runs from June 2-6, and is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about protection against falls.

“The stand-down is an opportunity for employers to take some time during the work week to pause and talk about fall protection and prevention,” said Labor Cabinet Secretary Larry Roberts. “Companies should gather employees and discuss topics such as ladder safety, scaffolding safety and roofing work safety.”

Falls are the most common fatal hazard in the construction industry, accounting for nearly half the construction deaths in Kentucky. On average, about six Kentucky workers die each year from workplace falls, and there are about 3,800 non-fatal workplace falls in all industries that result in days away from work.

To learn how to partner with the Labor Cabinet in this stand-down, visit www.labor.ky.gov and click on the 2014 Fall Prevention icon. The page provides details on how to conduct a stand-down, be acknowledged for participation, and access free education and training resources, fact sheets and other outreach materials in English and Spanish. Companies that are participating in the stand-down are encouraged to click on the “Stand Up and Be Recognized” icon to register. Some participating partners include the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky; Congleton-Hacker Company; Scott, Murphy & Daniel; Skanska USA; and Walsh Construction.

The Labor Cabinet’s Division of Education and Training will hold training sessions at various stand-down events in Kentucky next week. Some of the sites include Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington on Monday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Metalsa Truck Plant in Elizabethtown on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Embassy Suites in Louisville on Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. These events are free and open to the public.

The Labor Cabinet is working in conjunction with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s efforts to raise awareness for fall prevention. Each year in the United States, falls kill more than 200 construction workers and seriously injure 10,000 more.

For information on the national initiative, visit www.osha.gov/stopfalls. For more details on fall prevention, please visit www.stopconstructionfalls.com.

SurfKY news
Information provided by Daniel Lowry

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

button coupons
button classifieds

In Other News...

New Free Community Class to Help 'Plan to be Tobacco Free'

CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. (12/26/14) — “Plan to Be Tobacco Free,” a free educational program, will be held at 11 a.m.… Read More

Owensboro Men's City Golf Tournament Scheduled

OWENSBORO, Ky. (12/26/14) — The 2015 Owensboro Men's City Golf Tournament has been scheduled. Dates for the 2015 event… Read More

Most Read This Week

December 24, 2014 12582

Christmas Eve Bloody Brawl Erupts on Dulin Street

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis
December 25, 2014 8541

Gift Returns Done Right

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 25, 2014 6075

Arrests Made After Dulin Avenue Christmas Eve…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
December 25, 2014 4173

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - December 25, 2014

in Video by Crime Stoppers
December 23, 2014 4100

Couple's Alleged Dispute over Blanket Leads to…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 22, 2014 3795

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Dec. 22, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
December 20, 2014 3629

KET’s Kentucky Life Segment to Feature Old…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
December 23, 2014 3564

Alleged Theft at Walmart Sends Two to Jail

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 23, 2014 3181

Disturbance Results in Vehicle, Foot Pursuit,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer Tyler Russell
December 23, 2014 2953

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Karen McKnight

Stories Trending Today

December 25, 2014 8541

Gift Returns Done Right

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 25, 2014 6075

Arrests Made After Dulin Avenue Christmas Eve…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
December 26, 2014 2718

5-Year-Old Boy Kills Buck/Doe

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Randy Adams
December 26, 2014 2264

2014 Looking Back: World Mourns Watson Family…

in Top News For All Sites by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
December 26, 2014 1939

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Dec. 26, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
December 26, 2014 1749

Grab the Best Buys This January

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 25, 2014 1634

E-cigarettes and Quitting Smoking

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 25, 2014 1534

SurfKY Spotlight: Hudson Service Center

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
December 26, 2014 1522

The Greatest Gift - The Gift of Life

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins Circuit Clerk Karen McKnight
December 26, 2014 1343

Packing Away Christmas Decor Doesn't Have to be…

in Top News For All Sites by SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss