ESI Hosts 4th Annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction
ESI Construction hosted its fourth annual Safety Stand-Down on at Adare Manor in Boise, Idaho this month. The event was part of OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down week, a nationwide campaign to remind and educate employers and workers in the construction industry of the severe dangers of falls. Falls are the industry’s #1 cause of death.
ESI and the OSHA Consultation Program are hoping to help reach OSHA’s national goal of 5 million participants in the effort to raise awareness. The event, held at the new Adare Manor construction site, included an estimated 600 workers in attendance.
“Safety is a relentless pursuit for ESI. Doing what is right and what is safe is ingrained into our culture,” says Neil Nelson, president of Engineered Structures, Inc. “It’s exciting to share our enthusiasm and dedication to safety with our trade partners at the Stand-Down event.”
ESI conducted a fall demonstration focusing on what actions to take after a fall, while a couple of people gave brief speeches of encouragement for team collaboration.
The Safety Stand-Down was conducted in cooperation with Boise State University’s OSHA consultation program. This is the fourth such event initiated by ESI and its partners with outreach to more than 1100 workers since 2016.