Oscar W. Larson Company celebrates six consecutive years partnering with OSHA to campaign for fall prevention.

Oscar W. Larson Company recently participated in OSHA’s “Stand-Down for Fall Prevention,” from May 6th-10th, 2019. Each year, OSHA puts out a directive for the purpose of fall prevention in construction. In conjunction with this, Oscar W. Larson Company turns it into “Safety Week,” focusing on getting out to as many job sites and service calls as possible.

Craig Medor with Zurich, OWL’s Auto & GL Insurer, was invited on site to hold a Stand-Down moment with our Clarkston Construction Crew in Belleville, MI.

During Safety Week, Employees stand-down from work for a brief moment to engage in discussions on fall prevention and safety. This year, our cumulative efforts brought us to over 70 job locations in just five days! Thank you to the continued efforts of our Safety Committee, the top-down commitment to safety, and lastly our employees who always “Work Safe to Return Home Safe!”

“This year our goal was 40 Site Safety Audits (SSA’s) in one week… We came together to produce 70 SSA’s in that time!”

Blake Hess, Director EHS
Employees in our Excavation Crew Stand-Down in Clarkston, MI.

Did You Know?

  • Most fatal falls occur between 6-12 feet in height, commonly working from a ladder.
  • Slips, trips and falls are common causes of knee, shoulder and back injuries.
  • The age group most commonly associated with fall-related injuries is 45-54 years old. This is due to complacency!

“Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 366 of the 971 construction fatalities recorded in 2017 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.”