Join OSHA for the 8th annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, May 3-7, 2021.), Here are some tools and resources to assist workplaces in participating in the Stand-Down.

Official National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Kickoff
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: ONLINE




  • James Frederick, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, OSHA
  • Scott Ketcham, Director, OSHA’s Directorate of Construction
  • Dr. John Howard, Director, NIOSH, and Administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • G. Scott Earnest, PhD, PE, CSP, Acting Director for the Office of Construction Safety and Health, NIOSH
  • Chris Cain, CIH, CPWR Executive Director


Click below to find more Stand Down events:



Click below to learn more about the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, and download resources for your jobsites:



Order 2021 Stand-Down hard-hat stickers and fall-related hazard alert cards:



Download updated infographics about fall hazards:



If your company holds a stand down, post about it on social media and include Stand-Down hashtags: #StandDown4Safety #StopFalls #Construction

As a reminder, anyone who wants to prevent hazards in the workplace can participate in the Stand-Down. OSHA is encouraging organizations to host virtual Stand-Downs events or events for small groups that follow CDC guidelines on social/physical distancing and the use of face coverings. 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. See Suggestions to Prepare for a Successful “Stand-Down” and Highlights from the Past Stand-Downs.