Langston Construction is honoring their employees, subcontractors, industry partners, and the construction industry by highlighting the importance of safety and ZERO UNSAFE BEHAVIORS during SAFETY WEEK 2019.
Langston is emphasizing NATIONAL FALL PREVENTION SAFETY STAND-DOWN activities to communicate Langston’s commitment to ensuring our team’s safe work environment.
The 2019 Safety Week theme is ‘Safe by Choice’. The message of the theme is:
“Every day, we step into offices and onto job sites ready for another day’s work. In our roles, we face hundreds of choices, but none are more important than our choice to work safe.
We hold ourselves accountable to our decisions and the actions and results that follow. To act otherwise is unacceptable. When we focus on safety, we protect ourselves, our families, and the communities in which we live and work. As individuals, project teams, companies and an entire industry, we are Safe by Choice”.
Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 366 of the 971 construction fatalities recorded in 2017 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.
The national stand-down encourages employers and workers to pause voluntarily during the workday for safety demonstrations’ training in hazard recognition and fall prevention; and talks about hazards, protective methods, and the company’s safety policies, goals, and expectations.
OSHA is partnering with key groups to assist with this effort, including the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA), OSHA approved State Plans, State consultation programs, the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the National Safety Council (NSC), the National Construction Safety Executives (NCSE), the U.S. Air Force, and the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers.