Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015. Recently, Wurster Construction participated (company-wide) in the 2017 National Safety Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. The National Fall Prevention Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.
The Safety Stand-Down was a voluntary event for Wurster. In collaboration with Safety Management Group to talk directly to our employees and subcontractors specially about fall protection an safety. The national program offered Wurster Construction the opportunity to have a conversation with our project teams on all our jobsites about hazards, protective methods, and the company’s safety policies and goals.
Wurster Construction is pleased to have received a certificate of recognition for participating with the US Department of Labor and OSHA in completing the National Safety Sand Down in 2017.