JLG Industries is participating in a number of events for National Safety Stand-Down this week. OSHA and other federal agencies have designated the week as their fifth annual National Safety Stand-Down, a nationwide effort to remind and educate employers and workers across the construction industry of the serious dangers associated with falls. Construction employers are encourage to voluntarily pause during their work day to discuss topics or provide demonstrations and training on how to recognize jobsite hazards and to review safety policies and goals.

JLG will be leading a number of discussions at customer locations across the country about how low-level access products, alternatives to ladders and scaffolding that deliver a maximum work height/reach of 20 feet or less, can help companies minimize the risks associated with falls from height. According to the U.S. Department of Labor in 2016, falls from height are the leading cause of work deaths in the construction industry.

In addition to discussing those alternatives, JLG will review the importance of personal fall protection equipment.

“This is JLG’s fourth year in supporting OSHA to raise awareness regarding the risks associated with working at height,” said Randy Marzicola, director of business development, JLG Industries. “Education and advocacy are fundamental to developing a safety culture. The National Safety Stand-Down is an opportunity for JLG to enhance communication about the importance of considering safer equipment solutions and wearing the appropriate PFPE for the equipment selected.”

Construction companies that participate in stand-down week events and register through the OSHA website https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/index.html#cert will receive a personalized certificate of participation.