Please participate in the 3rd Annual BWC Canton/Cambridge safety staff Safety Council Challenge in honor of OSHA’s “National Stand-down to Prevent Falls” campaign during the month of May.

For the third year in a row the BWC Canton/Cambridge safety staff is hosting a Safety Council Challenge during the month of May in honor of OSHA’s “National Stand-down to Prevent Falls” campaign.

What is a Safety Stand-Down?

A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus on “Fall Hazards” and reinforcing the importance of “Fall Prevention”. Employers of companies not exposed to fall hazards, can also use this opportunity to have a conversation with employees about the other job hazards they face, protective methods, and the company’s safety policies and goals. It can also be an opportunity for employees to talk to management about fall and other job hazards they see.

How Will the Safety Council Challenge Work?

  1. Download the packet which includes the Safety Council Challenge participation form, Training Resources, and Strategies for reducing falls to the safety council member employers.
  2. Conduct a “Stand-down” event in May; (the event can be given at any time for any length of time by any person) Training can be as small as a 2 – 5 minute tool box talk or can be in a 30 – 60 minute meeting, once or daily. The Employer chooses how and when to conduct the training.
  3. Complete the form and email it to Connie Cerny ( or Robin Watson (