NDSC Supports OSHA on Fall Safety

We are asking North Dakota employers to take a few minutes to discuss fall protection and safety during the 2024 National Safety Stand-Down Week (May 6th – 10th).

Falls from elevation is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for workers after highway crashes. In 2022, 700 workers died due to falls from elevation. These deaths are preventable.

All industries can conduct a Safety Stand-Down. While construction workers are most at risk, falls can happen in any industry that involves working from heights. No company is too small to participate.

A Safety Stand-Down can be a one-time event, or it can include fall safety events throughout the National Safety Stand-Down Week. The NDSC encourages employers to plan a Safety Stand-Down that works best for their company and workplace environment.

Some ideas employers can incorporate into a Safety Stand-Down:

  • Host a talk on ladder, scaffold or roof safety.
  • Conduct a safety inspection.
  • Develop a Rescue Plan.
  • Show Fall Safety videos to employees. NDSC offers Free Safety Training videos to its Member Companies and some videos are on Fall Safety and Prevention. Access the NDSC Safety Training Video Library HERE.
  • Attend or host a private Fall Prevention Training Session from the NDSC. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3UlT8y7.


OSHA offers free resources and posts a list of Safety Stand-Down events happening across the country to their website. Learn more HERE.

Certificate of Participation:

After successfully completing a Safety Stand-Down event, employers can receive a Certificate of Participation. This certificate recognizes the time and effort an organization devoted to talking about fall prevention.

Learn more about National Safety Stand-Down week and see how your company can participate by visiting the OSHA website at https://www.osha.gov/stop-falls-stand-down.


National Safety Council: https://www.nsc.org/work-safety/safety-topics/slips-trips-falls/osha-stand-down

Occupational Safety and Health Administration: https://www.osha.gov/stop-falls-stand-down