WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it has postponed the 7th Annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, originally scheduled for May 4-8, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be rescheduled this summer.

Falls remain the leading cause of fatal injuries to workers in the construction industry. While the National Stand-Down is postponed, OSHA encourages employers to remain vigilant and to use all available resources, including those at www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown to enhance worker safety.

For the latest on coronavirus, and for tools and resources to prevent worker exposure, OSHA encourages employers and the public at-large to visit the OSHA COVID-19 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 webpages.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.