MADISON – Wisconsin Safety Council, the state’s leading provider of safety training and products, is recognizing National Stand-Down Week from May 1-5, 2023, to raise awareness about fall prevention in the workplace. Falls from heights continue to be a leading cause of death and injury in the workplace, making it essential to promote safety measures to reduce the risk of falls.
The National Safety Stand-Down Week is designed to bring awareness to workplace safety and provide employers, managers, and workers with resources to prevent falls and reduce injuries. Wisconsin Safety Council is encouraging all employers to recognize the week by discussing fall prevention and other safety-related topics with their teams.
“National Stand-Down Week provides an excellent opportunity for Wisconsin businesses to learn about the risks of falls and how to prevent them,” said Aaron Huebner, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Safety Council. “We see it as a great opportunity to educate employers and employees about safety procedures, equipment and protocols that can save lives.”
Employers and workers in the construction industry are especially vulnerable to falls from heights, but falls can occur in any industry, including healthcare, manufacturing and transportation. Wisconsin Safety Council works with employers in all industries to make Wisconsin the safest place to live, work and play.
For more information about Wisconsin Safety Council and its upcoming training offerings, visit www.wisafetycouncil.org.