Miron Participates in 2015 National OSHA Fall Protection Stand Down Meeting
OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) worked with employers to create the 2015 National Fall Protection Stand Down Meeting with the goal of reaching 20,000 work sites and making contact with more than 3,000,000 workers. The ultimate goal of this event is to eliminate fall fatalities in construction. Falls accounted for 302 of the 828 fatalities (approximately 36%) that occurred in construction in 2013.
On Miron Construction projects, 1,538 individuals from 62 project sites participated in the national event. The 20 minute stand down meeting focused on planning for preventing falls from elevated surfaces and ladders. On eight project sites, an intensive and interactive two-hour fall protection training session was conducted for 488 individuals.
Working with OSHA on events like these demonstrates Miron’s commitment to providing a safe work site for all of our team members. More importantly, by providing a place of employment where people do not have to risk their personal welfare to make a living, it helps ensure our clients and team members fulfill their dream of living the best life possible.