Construction Safety

National Safety Stand-Down, to Prevent Falls in Construction

The National Safety Stand-Down week helps prevent falls in Construction and is designed to raise awareness of preventing fall hazards in construction. Falls is the leading cause of death for workers, and can be preventable.

As a member of the NORA Sector Council for Construction, Dr. Kleiner has involved Virginia Tech in the National Campaign for Falls Prevention.

A "Stand –Down" is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety, there are many ways organizations are participating around the country.