National Safety Stand-Down


What is a Safety Stand-Down?

A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety, this year we are focusing on “Fall Hazards" and to reinforce the importance of "Fall Prevention."

How to Conduct a Safety Stand-Down and FAQ's

Companies can conduct a Safety Stand-Down by taking a break to have a toolbox talk or another safety activity such as conducting safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans, or discussing job specific hazards. Managers are encouraged to plan a stand-down that works best for their workplace anytime during the week of June 2-6, 2014.  

The goal is to have over 25,000 employers and 500,000 workers to hold a Stand-Down and if we meet this goal, we will have touched almost 1 out of 10 construction workers in the country.

Who Can Participate?

Participants may include employer’s trade associations, federal, state and local governmental agencies, professional societies, institutes, and consumer/labor-management interest organizations, sub-and independent contractors.


OSHA is partnering with key groups to assist with this effort, including the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 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, and the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers.

Certificate of Participation

Note: Page will be active on June 2nd.

Employers will be able to provide feedback and download Certificates of Participation on their experience June 2 to July 15, 2014 following their stand-down.

Share Your Story With Us

If you want to share information with OSHA on your Safety Stand-Down, Fall Prevention Programs or suggestions on how we can improve future initiatives like this, please send your email to



Visit the OSHA national saftey stand-down website to learn more

Region IV Stand-Down Events

Atlanta, Georgia

Date: Monday, June 2, 2014

Time: TBA

Location: Intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and Northside Drive, in downtown Atlanta, Georgia

Description: Holder-Hunt-Russell-Moody the new Falcons Stadium project will host a stand-down event at the site

Event Contact: Holder Construction (770) 988-3000


Flowood, MS

Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Nucor Steel Jackson, Inc., 3630 Fourth Street, Flowood, Mississippi (MS) 39232

Description: The VPP Star site will participate in the National Safety Stop Falls Stand-Down scheduled for June 2-6, 2014, and the local OSHA area office will support the site's outreach event. OSHA will be represented at the event by an Asst. Area Director (AAD) and a Region IV VPP Officer. The site has also invited local officials, the fire department, the media, and others.

Event Contact: Jim Sheble, Vice President/General Manager at Nucor Steel Jackson. Site can be contacted at (800) 723-1623


Jacksonville, FL

Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Time: TBA

Location: Turn 1 Plaza - Daytona Speedway Partnership Project

Description: The event would be in the afternoon in the Turn 1 Plaza (and will work around the driver's 30-minute window). OSHA's part of the Stand Down could happen prior to this window. Between 2:00 and 2:30pm, driver (Greg Biffle #16) will be available to participate in a fall protection harness demonstration, give a few comments, interact with construction workers and take questions.

Event Contact: Barton Malow - Jacksonville, FL (904) 886-5377


Tampa, FL

Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Tampa Area Safety Council, 1113 E. Martin Luther King Blvd., Tampa, Florida 33603

Description: OSHA will be hosting an open house displaying personal fall protection and guardrail systems, with the support of the Associated Building and Contractors (ABC) and Tampa Area Safety Council (TASC). The event Also will be giving short focused presentations on fall prevention issues.

Event Contact: Patty Fernandez at or (813) 248-3009


Tuscaloosa, AL

Date: Monday, June 2, 2014

Time: 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (Two sessions)

Location: Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa, Inc., 1700 Holt Rd NE, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404

Description: The VPP Star site will participate in the National Safety Stop Falls Stand-Down scheduled for June 2-6, 2014, and the local OSHA area office will support the site's outreach event. A big meeting is planned for Monday, June 2, 2014, with invitations issued to over 400 companies. The University of Alabama - SafeState Onsite Consultation Program, as well as the OSHA Technical Institute (OTI) Education Center have also been invited to attend this event.

Event Contact: Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa site can be contacted at (205) 556-1310