JLG Sets Plans for National Safety Stand-Down Week | Construction News

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JLG Industries, Inc., has set its plans for participating in National Safety Stand-Down Week May 8-12, 2017.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other federal safety agencies have designated the week as their fourth annual National Safety Stand-Down.

The event is a nationwide effort to remind and educate employers and workers across the construction industry of the serious dangers of falls. During the week, employers are urged to pause during their workday to give topic discussions, demonstrations, and training on how to recognize hazards and to review the company’s safety policies and goals.

During the 2017 National Safety Stand-Down week, JLG will lead several discussions at customer locations throughout Virginia, New Jersey, Illinois, Tennessee, and Oregon to discuss and demonstrate safe use of the company’s low level access equipment, including its EcoLift and LiftPod product lines.

Those products are increasing in popularity for facility maintenance, often replacing traditional ladders and scaffolding.

“Education, advocacy, and feedback are essential to facilitating a culture around safety,” says Randy Marzicola, JLG's director of business development. “The National Safety Stand-Down is an opportunity for JLG to enhance communication about the importance of safety on job sites across the country. We are very excited to continue our support and participation through key job site events across the U.S.”

More than four million workers participated in National Safety Stand-Downs from 2014–2016. More are anticipated during throughout the 2017 event.

To guide their efforts, OSHA has developed the official National Safety Stand-Down web site with information on conducting a successful stand-down. After events take place, employers will receive a personalized certificate of participation.

For additional information about the 2017 National Safety Stand-Down and events in a specific area, visit https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/calendar.html.