JLG Industries is participating in National Safety Stand-Down Week, taking place 8-12 May.
The event, organised by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and other federal safety agencies is a nationwide effort to remind and educate employers and workers across the construction industry of the serious dangers of falls. The full week is dedicated to encouraging employers to pause during their workday to give topic discussions, demonstrations and training on how to recognize hazards and to review the company’s safety policies and goals.
During the 2017, and fourth, National Safety Stand-Down week, JLG will be leading a number of discussions at customer locations throughout Virginia, New Jersey, Illinois, Tennessee and Oregon to discuss and demonstrate safe use of the company’s low level access Equipment, including its EcoLift and LiftPod product lines. These products are increasing in popularity for facilities maintenance, oftentimes replacing the use of traditional ladders and scaffolding to complete work at height, said the company.
“Education, advocacy and feedback is essential to facilitating a culture around safety,” said Randy Marzicola, director – business development. “The National Safety Stand-Down is an opportunity for JLG to enhance communication about the importance of safety on job sites across the country. We are very excited to continue our support and participation through key job site events across the US”
More than four million workers participated in National Safety Stand-Downs from 2014 – 2016. More are anticipated during throughout the 2017 event. After events take place, employers will receive a personalized certificate of participation.